No one plans on getting injured. No one has ever woken up in the morning and thought “this is the day I’m going to be injured.” The truth is, there’s just no way to prepare for an injury. Whether it occurs in the form of a car accident, a slip and fall or anything else, it just can’t be predicted. Sure, you can do everything you can to keep an accident from happening. For example, you can be a safe driver. You can drive defensively and cautiously, but still: accidents happen. Our Los Angeles injury attorneys have put together a few thoughts that are important to keep in mind in terms of injuries.
Tens of millions of people have to go to the emergency room every year in America. That’s a staggering number, which shows just how many injuries people get into. It’s important to remember though: many of those injuries aren’t the fault of the person who got injured. They were caused by someone else. Whether that was due to their recklessness, their negligence, or they meant to do it, through their actions, another human being was hurt. If this happened to you, then you need our Los Angeles injury attorneys.
When someone else causes your injuries, they should have to pay you for the suffering you went through. After all, they’re at fault, not you. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with the injury, as well as any resultant medical bills and even the emotional aftereffects of the injury. Hopefully, you weren’t too seriously injured. However, if you were, then you’ll have to change your entire way of life, possibly. You should be compensated financially for all of these. When someone else causes you this kind of pain and suffering, our Los Angeles injury attorneys can help to get you what you deserve.
Even if the other person was clearly at fault in your injury, it can be difficult to prove that they were. The guilty party will have attorneys on their side arguing that they didn’t have anything to do with it. This is all the more reason that you need our Los Angeles injury attorneys. We have years of experience with these kinds of cases. We’ve negotiated big settlements and won large awards for people just like you. After taking on the insurance companies (and others) for so many years and winning, we’re ready to help you.
Right after an accident, it’s hard to think straight. You’ll probably have a rush of adrenaline. Your mind can be going a million miles a minute. It’s natural to be in total shock. Figuring out exactly what has happened and what is going on isn’t easy at all. You aren’t usually “in your right mind” so to speak. So, this all makes it difficult to make the absolute best decisions that you can. Try to take it easy on yourself, and not be too “hard” or “down” on yourself in the wake of an accident.
That being said, if you can move after the accident, the first thing you should do is to make sure that you (and others) are safe. In fact, and few realize this, some of the most severe injuries in an accident occur after the initial, first impact. Too often, cars will hit each other in “chain reaction,” which leads to worse injuries than the first crash. Some drivers may not be able to move or get their wrecked vehicles out of traffic. So, if you can move, if you’re safe, then consider doing what you can to help others.
This can involve something as simple as calling for medical attention, or as complicated as putting out road flares in the road. If you can help, that’s great. If you can’t, that’s perfectly understandable and fine, too. You’ve just been in an accident. You are probably injured. The last thing you want to do is overtax yourself, thus exposing yourself to further injury. Sometimes, the best way to help others in the wake of a crash is to sit patiently in your vehicle and wait for help to arrive.
Right after being injured, whether it was from a car crash, motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident or any other kind, you’re liable to feel powerless. You’re probably going to be hurt; you may even be laid up in the hospital, so it can feel like there’s nothing you can do. However, one thing you can always do that will help your case: take pictures of your injuries. In fact, take as many pictures of your injuries as possible.
Our Los Angeles injury lawyers hope you suffered no injuries through your accident. However, if you did, we strongly recommend taking as many pictures as possible of the injuries. In fact, you want to take those pictures as soon as possible. As counterintuitive as it may seem, pictures taken of your injuries soon after the accident can help quite a bit in any future lawsuit or even in court. Showing your injuries at their worst and most raw can really drive home the severity of the accident.
Remember: injuries heal. Even catastrophic internal injuries that don’t heal possibly won’t have the same external signs that they did right after your accident. So, getting the pictures you have of your body right after the accident can show just how terrible those injuries were. Not even the most unscrupulous employee of an insurance company can credibly accuse you of exaggerating your injuries should they see exactly what they looked like in the moments after your accident.
To get even more evidence for your case, you can do more than just get pics of your injury, too. In fact, getting pictures of the crash site can also come in very handy for your case. The more evidence you can gather about what the crash site looked like immediately after the crash, the easier it will be to prove that the other person was at fault for your accident. If you can’t take pictures of the crash site, recommend that a family member or friend do so.
Environmental factors can wipe away much of the evidence of a crash. Tire marks can wash away in sleet, snow or rain. Maybe your accident involved one of the parties hitting a building or side of a hill. The building can come down or be repaired. The side of the hill can be covered up rather quickly by the elements themselves. By getting pictures of the accident crash site soon after it happened, you can easier prove that the accident came from the negligence of the person who hit you.
Here at the LA Injury Group, we’ve made our name by helping people to get the compensation they deserve for having gone through a terrible accident. We have lawyers who specialize in all different kinds of accident cases. Trucking accidents are different than bus and metro accidents, just how motorcycle accidents are different from bicycle accidents. Attorneys who specialize in each kind of case are available here, so that we can help you to make things right.
When we say we offer a “free consultation,” we mean “free.” You don’t have to pay anything. In fact, when we take your case, you won’t have to pay anything then, either – unless we win. We’re always glad to sit down with people and figure out exactly what their case could be worth. Since 2005, we’ve helped injured people to recover millions, and we’d love to help you. Just give us a call at (818)210-4558 or go to our website for Los Angeles injury attorneys.