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Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Checklist

It is important to consult with a lawyer for advice tailored to your specific situation. Here are some general steps you might consider taking if you've been injured in a car accident:

  1. Seek Medical Attention:​

    • Your health should be your top priority. Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. This not only ensures your well-being but also creates a record of your injuries.
       

  2. Contact Law Enforcement:

    • Report the accident to the police and ensure they document the scene. This is important for any subsequent legal claims.
       

  3. Exchange Information:

    • Obtain the contact information of the other parties involved, including names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance details, and vehicle information such as the registration details.
       

  4. Document the Scene:

    • Take pictures of the accident scene, including damage to vehicles, road conditions, and any relevant signage. This visual evidence can be valuable later on.
       

  5. Get Witness Information:

    • If there are any witnesses to the accident, try to get their names and contact information. Their statements may support your case and can become crucial particularly at a Trial.
       

  6. Keep Records:

    • Keep a record of all medical treatment, including doctor visits, medications, and any other related expenses that you have incurred. Also, document any missed work due to your injuries.
       

  7. Consult with a Lawyer:

    • Consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer who specialises in car accidents. They can provide guidance on your specific case and help protect your rights.
       

  8. Communications:

    • Take care when making statements that could be construed as an admission of liability. Stick to the facts when talking to the police, insurance adjusters, and others involved.
       

  9. Follow Medical Advice:

    • Adhere to the treatment plan prescribed by your healthcare provider. This not only aids in your recovery but also strengthens your case by demonstrating your commitment to healing.
       

Remember, every case is unique, and it's essential to consult with a legal professional to get advice tailored to your specific circumstances. Contact us today for a free first interview to discuss your motor vehicle accident matter, and be sure to enquire whether a no win no fee arrangement can apply to your case.

Personal Injury Lawyers Adelaide

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ADELAIDE SA 5000

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