If a person or business acts negligently and causes you or a loved one to be injured in Mississippi there are some things you must, and must not do to protect your rights to recover money under the law.  Read more to find out these case winning tips from Rundlett Law Firm.

Here is a check list of things TO DO if hurt in an accident:

  1. Stay where you are until medical first responders can check you out(unless a dangerous condition requires you to move from that danger).  Your adrenaline will be pumping and you may not realize the extent of your injuries;
  2. Be honest with first responders about any pain you experience;
  3. Accept medical treatment and go to the hospital if recommended;
  4. Be honest with your doctors about what happened and how you feel;
  5. If your doctor recommends you see a specialist, go to the specialist;
  6. Keep treating without delays until your medical providers release you;
  7. Keep detailed logs of any medications you are prescribed;
  8. Keep detailed logs of any work you miss because of your injury;
  9. Keep detailed travel logs of any travel to and from medical treatments;
  10. Ask someone to get names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses;
  11. Obtain a copy of the police report and check it for inaccuracies;
  12. Talk to a competent attorney.

Here is a check list of things NOT TO DO if hurt in an accident:

  1. Don’t get angry at the person who caused the accident;
  2. Don’t move around and take pictures of the scene;
  3. Don’t say you are sorry.  This is a weird one, but legally, saying sorry can be used against you in court;
  4. Don’t delay your medical treatment;
  5. Don’t lie or exaggerate about your injuries;
  6. Don’t allow the insurance company to interview you;
  7. Don’t sign anything provided by the insurance company without speaking to an attorney.Wh

 

Kevin

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill