What To Do After A Personal Injury

Port St. Lucie Personal Injury Attorney

If you have recently been injured in a slip and fall accident, car accident, bicycle accident, truck accident or another injury due to the negligence of another, it is imperative you understand what to do if decide to file a personal injury claim. In this blog, our Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney discusses the most commonly asked questions from clients.

What Do I Do After I Am Injured?

If you have been injured, the best thing to do is to seek medical attention. If you have already done this, consider taking these next steps:

  • Gather Evidence – Take photographs of the scene of the incident. If were involved in a car accident take photographs of the damage done to your car
  • Write Down - everything you can remember from the incident and everything that happens to you related to the incident afterward.
  • Organize Paperwork—Keep all medical invoices, document any wages lost, and gas required to drive to and from doctor visits.
  • Contact Witnesses If you were able to get the contact information for any witnesses.
  • Obtain a Police Report—If you were involved a car accident and the police responded, there is likely a police report. Contact the local police station for a copy of the report. Providing the court with a copy of the police report will provide a third party’s observations regarding the incident. The police report may also include any information regarding vehicle code violations.

How Long Do I Have to File My Lawsuit?

In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is four years from the date of the accident. If you have injury claims against the state, county or government the statute of limitations is three years.

Contacting an Attorney

If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, you could be eligible to collect compensation for your injuries. Our Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney can help you recover restitution for medical expenses, treatments, loss of pay, and pain and suffering.

Contact our office today for a free consultation.

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