What to Do After an Injury
Take the Steps to Protect Yourself
If you have suffered an injury due in part or in full to someone else’s negligence, you need to take steps right away to protect your right to financial recovery. Even if the injury does not seem serious, the reality is that many times the full extent or consequences of a car crash, a slip and fall or on-the-job injury might not be known for days, weeks or months.
At the Minneapolis law office of Johnston | Martineau, P.L.L.P., our first priority is to make sure your right to financial recovery is protected. If you even suspect that you might need a lawyer following an injury, it is better to get a free consultation now and take the right steps to protect yourself.
You Have Suffered an Injury — Now What?
Personal injury cases of all kinds often come down to the preservation of evidence. The longer you wait to talk to a lawyer or seek proper medical treatment, the more likely it becomes that crucial evidence will be compromised.
Among the first things you should consider doing immediately following an injury are:
• Get medical attention and document your injuries
• Take pictures of the accident scene, property damage and physical injuries
• Document any suspected negligence
• Make sure police are involved where appropriate
• Track down any witnesses that can corroborate your story
• Talk to an attorney before contacting your insurance company
• Most important: Do not wait to protect your rights
In an ideal world, clients would be able to accomplish all of these tasks in advance. But even if you aren’t able to do any of these things, we may still be able to put a case together for you. The most important thing is to get a professional involved. For years, our attorneys have worked with Minnesota and western Wisconsin clients to get substantial results in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, on-the-job injuries and other personal injury cases.
It Costs Nothing to Consult With an Experienced Lawyer
Picking up the phone and dialing 651-ANY-TIME (269-8463) or toll free at 1-877-791-7790 to set up a convenient and free consultation with our lawyers will cost you nothing. Choosing not to speak with a professional and dealing with a stubborn insurance company on your own could cost you everything.
Contact us if you have suffered a personal injury, large or small, to find out whether you have a case.