The most important thing you can do after your injury is to get the medical care that you need. This is important on two grounds. First, it’s obviously important for your health. Going to the doctor as soon as possible gives the doctor an opportunity to either provide treatment or to send you to a specialist. Going to the doctor and following the advice of your doctors is probably the most important thing to do to get better.
Second, going to the doctor(s) and following your doctors’ advice is important for your personal injury claim. For a lot of insurance companies, your claim will be penalized if you don’t get to the doctor early, have a gap in treatment (fairly long time periods between doctors’ appointments), or you don’t follow your doctors’ advice.
The next thing you should do for your claim is to talk to a personal injury lawyer early. There are several things that we can help you with early in the process that can affect the value of your claim. If you wait until later to hire a personal injury lawyer, you’re potentially missing out on several steps that will likely affect the value of your case.