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When to Contact an Attorney After an Accident

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Seek immediate medical attention if you are injured. Make sure the police are summoned, and if you are able, contact an attorney who is experienced in personal injury cases from your cell phone. The attorney can give you much needed advice on what to do to make sure your rights are protected.

If you are able, you can also secure vital evidence by taking pictures of the scene, the vehicles, and the other people involved. Use your cell phone if you don’t have a camera. If there are witnesses, then get their names addresses and phone numbers.
Most important is that you get the medical care you need. Often, victims of an accident do not realize how seriously they are injured until the next day when they have a difficult time getting out of bed. It is better to take an ambulance to the emergency room and get checked out after an accident or wreck than to wait. The old saying, better safe than sorry, is appropriate in situations where someone might have serious but undiagnosed injuries.