Getting in a car accident is a shocking experience for any driver or passenger. If you were injured in a car accident, you might not know what steps you should take to get compensated for past and future medical expenses, along with lost wages. Thankfully, our team at Scarlett Law Group has put together do’s and don’ts after a car accident to help you maximize your compensation.
Do Get Medical Treatment Immediately After Your Accident
It is vital that you get medical treatment after your accident – even if you didn’t suffer any major injuries. Many people experience symptoms days or even weeks after a car accident. Having medical records from your doctor linking your injuries back to your car accident is essential when seeking compensation.
Do Preserve Evidence
Your car accident case is only as strong as your evidence. You will need to demonstrate who was at fault for your car accident and you will also need to prove that the accident caused your injuries. Failing to do so could cause you to lose your case. You need to gather eyewitnesses and have an experienced attorney on your side.
Don’t Go Back to Work Until Your Injuries Fully Recover
Many people make the mistake of going back to work too soon before their injuries fully recover. After a car accident, it is vital that you follow the instructions of your doctor; or else it could jeopardize your case.
Don’t Wait to File Your Case
After an injury occurs, you have a time limit to file a claim. The statute of limitations in a car accident is two years in the state of California to sue for injuries. If you are a minor that sustained injuries in a car accident, you have all the way up until they turn 18 years old, and then two years after that to file a lawsuit.
Need help securing compensation? Contact our California car accident attorneys today at 415-688-2176 to schedule a consultation! We have secured billions of dollars on behalf of our clients – we are ready to help you too!