How Can I Recover Damages if I Was Injured in a Collision?

No matter what caused the wreck, your next steps should remain roughly the same. Your first order of business, if you are physically capable and don’t have to go to the emergency room immediately, is gathering as much information as possible at the scene.

Be sure to take photos of the accident conditions and the state of your vehicle. From there, talk to any witnesses to gather their contact details. Regardless of how hurt you feel, always make a point to seek medical attention as soon as possible after leaving the scene. After addressing your medical condition, the next step is to retain a car accident attorney for help seeking compensation covering:

  • Any medical costs from the injury, including potential future medical procedures or therapy for long-term disability
  • Lost wages during the physical recovery period
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Wrongful death if a family member or other loved one died due to injuries sustained in the crash

The extreme importance of having both medical documentation and a legal professional on your side to fully investigate the car crash cannot be overstated. You will need to prove negligence on the part of the other party to have a successful outcome in a personal injury lawsuit.

Evidence to Prove Negligence for a Successful Outcome

  • Accident reconstruction expert testimony
  • Employment records
  • Eyewitness accounts of bystanders or other motorists on the road who saw the collision
  • Medical records
  • Photos taken at the scene of the accident
  • Police reports
  • Vehicle repair records
  • Video camera footage

Talk to a Skilled Highland Springs Car Accident Attorney if You Were Hurt in a Wreck

If you have any suspicion that your accident was caused by negligence, you absolutely need to speak with an attorney. The initial consultation is free, so there’s no reason not to get in touch and find out if an experienced car accident lawyer can help in your situation. Schedule an appointment to discuss your car crash case by calling the Mottley Law Firm directly at (804) 409-0876 or by sending a message online here.

Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims