What Should You Do If You’ve Been Injured after a Car Accident on the Outer Banks
Vacations at the beach are usually carefree and enjoyable. The last thing we want to contend with while vacationing somewhere like the Outer Banks is getting struck by another car through no fault of your own. The 158-Bypass can be a very busy road and unfortunately it is filled with people not as focused into their driving as they possibly should be. The nature of the roads and the inadequate amount of lights combines with the huge influx of vacationers on this tiny island can be a perfect mix for car accidents. The most common form of injury in a car crash is “whiplash”.
Immediate course of action is vital if you have sustained whiplash injury in an accident. Soon after the accident the injured victim must be thoroughly and medically examined by a specialist doctor and the medical report is very important for your solicitor to pursue injury compensation claim. Without medical evidence it will be difficult to prove the medical condition of the victim’s injury and claiming compensation for damages will become very difficult. Diagnosis of the injuries is usually very fast though diagnosis depends on scrutinizing symptoms and medical history of the victim.
Filing whiplash injury compensation claim is equally important and has to be initiated immediately after the accident. You should take care that all the features of the accident are recorded properly. Improper records will put your claim process for this type of injury into risk. First of all you should record details of the accident and injuries soon after the accident. The details should include the location of the accident and the nature of the injuries.
Collecting names and contact information of witnesses if available at the accident site has to be done soon after the accident. Getting written statements from the witness if possible can be the best record because eye witnesses are critical for filing your accident injury compensation claim for this type of injury. Followed by the accident the incident should be reported to the right authorities and obtain their report copy as these repots will help for filing the injury compensation case.
If the injury is sustained as a result of road accident you need to get an appropriate and comprehensive police report. If the accident is caused in a work place injury the accident must be reported to your employer as well it has to be recorded in the employer’s accident book. If the accident occurred in a store or a public organization the accident should be reported to the concerned management. You should make sure to gather names and contact details of the involved party along with their insurance particulars immediately after the accident. This information is vital for your personal injury solicitor to pursue your injury compensation claim. You should also take photographs of the accident scene, damages to both parties’ vehicles and injuries at the earliest after the accident as the photos can be very useful evidence if your claim case is taken to a court of law. The most important thing you should do after the accident is to find a suitable and experienced whiplash injury claim solicitor to deal with your claim case, if you find it difficult to handle all the required immediate course of actions. Like any other personal injury compensation claims whiplash injury sustained in an accident needs to be proved as the fault or negligence of the accident involved other party. So all details related to evidence of the accident has to be collected immediately after the incident. The course of action immediately after the accident includes filing your personal injury compensation before the specified time limit for this type of accidents.
About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm (VA-NC law offices ) edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono service to consumers. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY, who handle car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more.