What should a person do after being seriously injured?

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia. Based in Gwinnett County, he handles serious injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. Call him for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585.

When a person in Georgia is seriously hurt by the negligence or actions of another person or company what should he or she do? The first thing to do is to seek medical help. Nothing is more important at that time than a person's health and wellbeing. If the injury occurred through a criminal act such as a traffic accident caused by another driver or an assault by another person then the police also need to be contacted immediately. Serious injuries can range in severity from changing day-to-day activities for a limited period of time to altering a person's life forever. There are many things one has to deal with such as coping with pain, rehabilitating the injuries, worrying about insurance coverage, adjusting daily routines, and the list goes on and on. 

Even though there is so much going on it is very important to protect your legal rights to contact a Georgia licensed attorney such as Richard Armond immediately. If you or someone on your behalf are able to contact an attorney immediately it can make a mountain of difference to your case. Evidence that documents and proves your case can be gathered when an attorney gets involved to help you right away. Accident scenes can be documented, damage to vehicles and other property can be photographed and retained, and notices can be sent to the at-fault party to demand the preservation of documents, video surveillance, and all sorts of other evidence. In short, to properly prove liability time is of the essence and the sooner an attorney can get to work on your behalf the better.

Insurance companies and large corporations in Georgia have teams of professionals such as adjusters and lawyers working to protect their interests and not yours. It is very common after accidents and other acts including traffic collisions, slip and fall accidents, injuries on the premises of another, and any type of injury caused by the negligence of another for an adjuster or other representative of the at-fault party to contact the injured person within minutes to hours afterwards. An injured person should never talk to adjusters and lawyers on the other side without legal representation. The other side is simply trying to minimize the case. An example is when a person, full of the adrenaline and stress from an accident, tells the other side's adjuster that they are just a little sore or not even hurt because that is all that is felt at the time. Several hours later, however, the person becomes immobilized with back or neck pain and has a very serious injury. You can bet the statement taken just after the accident will be used by the insurance company to minimize the actual damages.

After being injured contact an attorney such as Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 immediately!

The information above is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.