If you are involved in a truck accident in Bakersfield, you may understandably wonder what steps you need to take. While there will likely come a time when you need to contact a personal injury attorney, we urge you to first take care of yourself. Keep reading to see what this means for you and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 when you are ready to talk to an attorney.
Visit the Doctor Even if You Feel Fine
If you are in a serious accident, do not assume that just because you feel fine in the moments after the accident you are actually fine. The truth is that some injuries, including brain injuries, may not be clear for hours or even days. Yet if they go untreated, it could mean death. If you have noticeable injuries, let the ambulance take you to the emergency. Otherwise, get to a medical professional as soon as possible.
There are numerous things that could be wrong. You could have a concussion that requires medical intervention to prevent brain swelling or brain bleeding. You may have internal injuries and bleeding that are slow but will become more serious as time goes on. Adrenaline may mask the pain so that you do not realize how seriously you have been injured until it is too late to get help.
Do Not Skip Follow Up Appointments
There are several reasons you must attend all follow-up appointments, take medication as you were required to, and overall do what the doctor suggested. Not only is this important for your health, but for any personal injury claim you may bring. If you are found to have not followed your doctor’s instructions, not taking your medication, and not getting any follow up therapy, you can count on the involved insurance company trying to use this as evidence that you were not as injured as you claimed.
Once You Are Safe You Can Seek Legal Help
Only when you have stabilized should you begin the process of seeking legal help. That said, remember that the sooner you call us, the sooner we can get to work on your case. We suggest calling The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to let us know about your case. We will start with a free legal consultation and can answer your basic answers.
We can also help you gather the necessary evidence for your case. This may include getting photos of the accident, names and contact information for all involved, the police report, and more. Every case is different but there is one thing that is consistent in every case we take: You will get the best legal representation possible.