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After an accident, whether a motor vehicle accident, a fall, an injury at work, etc. you should do the following:

1. Your health is most important.  Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
2. Obtain names, addresses, and phone numbers of all persons who were present.
3. Do not discuss the matter with anyone other than your doctor or lawyer. 
4. Do not give statements to an insurance adjuster or investigator without first consulting with your lawyer.  Frequently insurance adjusters call and state that as part of their routine procedures they need to tape-record your statement.  Do not do this without consulting a lawyer.  Normally it is not necessary.  Further, statements made in good faith can be used against you.  If you forget something, or phrase something slightly different than you intended this can, and likely will, be misconstrued and used against you later on.
5. Obtain a lawyer as soon as possible.  Evidence needs to be preserved.  Photos need to be taken.  Someone with expertise, and on your side, needs to give advice, not the insurance adjuster.  Someone with expertise needs to provide proper advice on where to submit your medical bills.

 

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