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What to Do if You are Injured in a Car Accident

What to Do if You are Injured in a Car Accident

Car accidents are painful, expensive and frightening, and nearly 11 million car accidents occur every year. About 36,000 people die from these accidents every year while millions of others suffer from injuries that may or may not be serious. While you can’t often avoid an accident, there are very important things you should do afterward to protect yourself and make sure you get medical attention if you need it. In some cases, hiring a Miami personal injury attorney may also be necessary.

Immediately After the Accident

Right after the accident, it’s important to gather as much evidence as you can, including pictures of your injuries. Seek immediate medical care, even if you think you aren’t injured as some injuries take a while to manifest. Photograph your hospital room, wounds, bandages, casts and any evidence, and don’t forget to get photographs of the accident scene and damage to your car. It’s a good idea to keep a disposable camera stored in your car! Get contact information and license plate numbers from any witnesses.

The Next Steps

Next, charge any medical costs to your insurance and keep receipts for everything. Write …