What You Should Do After An Accident

Any accident or life changing event can happen without warning.  If you or someone you care about has fallen victim to someone else’s carelessness, you have the right to contact someone you can trust to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.  You need the representation Tim L. Bowden Attorney at Law provides.

After an accident, be sure you do the following:

Documenting the Course of Events

Documenting the facts early in an accident case can help your attorney build a case of negligence against the person or persons responsible.

Provide photographs relevant to the accident.  Photos of damaged vehicles, damaged property, physical injuries, even dated photos of a long recovery process are a compelling witness.

Photographs of the damaged vehicles and of your physical injuries are powerful witnesses. Take lots of pictures throughout your rehabilitation and date them for later use.

Seek Appropriate Medical Treatment

Emotions and adrenalin can run high after an accident. You may not realize the full extent of your injuries until you have had a chance to calm down. Still, it is very important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.  Your Doctor will document any injuries upon your visit and can continue documentation for any injuries that may come up as a result of the initial injury.

Follow your Doctors Orders

If the records show you did not obey your physicians orders, then that can limit the liability of the person at fault.  If your doctor tells you to stay off work for 7 days, then stay off for 7 days.  Do not return in 5 days.  If you have been told to do certain exercise by a therapist, then follow those orders.  Document your compliance.

It is imperative that you keep up with the following for your attorney:

– Keep all medical appointments

– Copies of medical documentation

– Copies of medical bills

– Copies of Pharmacy Receipts

If your doctor takes you off work, you will need:

– Copies of “off work” or “light duty” slips.

– Document your mileage to and from all Doctor     appointments.

– Documentation and estimates regarding property damage.

Keeping proper documentation of your damages can help maximize your recovery. A fair settlement should take into consideration not only your medical expenses and lost wages but also any pain and suffering.

Discuss Your Accident Case with an Experienced Lawyer

If you have been involved in a serious accident or lost a loved one due to a wrongful death, you should seek counsel from a knowledgeable attorney. At the Law Office of Tim L. Bowden, we will help you with your case and assist with deadlines.  Call us today to schedule your free consultation. (615) 375-4895

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