Personal Injury is any injury to the body, mind, or emotions. For example, if you are injured in a car accident or slip and fall in a store, personal injury covers any actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in the accident as well as the pain and suffering accompanied by the injury. If you are involved in an accident, first seek medical care for your injuries. It is very important that you tend to your medical needs, even before seeking the advice of a lawyer. Michelle Scott can help you with a personal injury claim.
What To Do At The Scene If You Are In An Accident
Before taking any other action, check yourself and other individuals involved in the accident for injuries. If there are any injuries or at least $1,000 in property damage, call the police.
Cooperate with law enforcement officers, and ask the investigating officer how to obtain a copy of the police report.
Take photos and notes. Be sure to provide and obtain the following information:
a. Names, addresses, phone numbers of all drivers and passengers involved in the accident;
b. License plate number, make, model, and a description of each car involved;
c. Operator license number and insurance identification information of all drivers involved;
d. Names and addresses of as many witnesses as possible;
e. Names and badge numbers of all police officers at the scene.
Contact your insurance provider as soon as possible. Ask them to file a Certificate of Compliance (COC) covering the date of the accident in the vehicles involved. Failure to submit proof of insurance after an accident may result in the suspension of your driving privileges regardless of who is at fault.
(Source: IN BMV website)
If you believe you have been injured in an accident, contact Michelle Scott at (317) 371-3667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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