The Importance Of Documentation
Documentation is important if you have suffered an injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another individual. One major pitfall is failing to document your injuries.
For example, if you are involved in an accident at work, never make a statement that infers that your injuries were minor. Rather, insist on filling out an accident report and inform your employer that you plan to seek medical advice.
Similarly, if your injury was suffered in an automobile accident, do not assume that you are unharmed merely because you feel no physical pain at the moment. Some injuries, including whiplash and certain types of back and head injuries, take several days to manifest. Therefore, contact law enforcement and ask an officer to complete an accident report at the scene.
If you are involved in a slip-and-fall accident on commercial property, be sure to fill out an incident form as soon as possible. Forms of this kind can typically be obtained from the manager on duty.
Regardless of the nature of the incident, documenting your injuries in a timely manner is a crucial step, as memories can fade over time and the stress of the situation may affect your ability to recall essential details.
Examples Of Personal Injury
Here are a few examples of what constitutes a personal injury:
- Motor vehicle collisions (including 18-wheeler collisions)
- Being hit by a motor vehicle, cyclist or motorcyclist as a pedestrian
- Injuries arising from defective products that should have been recalled
- Harm by dangerous pharmaceuticals or medical devices
- Aviation accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Injuries suffered on the job or in the workplace
- General negligence
If you’re unsure whether your case qualifies as a personal injury, give our office a call and our staff will be happy to assist you.
How We Can Help
We’ll start by meeting with you for a consultation to decide what your options are. Our lawyers will determine whether criminal negligence was at fault in your personal injury. Once we’ve decided to work together, we’ll get started investigating your case. We’ll look at all the details, from your personal recollections to any police reports or other documentation available regarding the incident. This information will help us determine who was at fault in your injury. Once we’ve determined the parties at fault, we’ll take them to court.
If you’ve been injured and would like to discuss your legal options, contact us online or call our office at 713-230-8137 to set up a consultation today.