What to do After an Accident in Salem, Oregon
Each accident attorney at Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC has extensive experience representing individuals who suffer injury due to the negligent or willful acts of other parties. Regardless of the type of accident, our clients can help by preserving evidence and taking other actions during the moments immediately following the accident.
Our Accident Lawyers Care First About the Safety of our Clients
Nothing is more important than your health, so be sure to seek prompt medical attention, even if a severe injury requires you to leave the accident scene immediately. In many cases, a trusted friend or family member can remain at the scene to help take the steps needed to preserve evidence. And even if your injuries do not require an immediate visit to the emergency room, be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible to address injuries that might be more severe than they initially appear.
Preserving Evidence for a Legal Case
Determining the true causes of an accident represents a critical step in pursuing compensation from the liable parties. Our FAQs page provides a list of specific information needed after a motor vehicle accident. But for any accident—whether you suffer injuries from a damaged or dangerous product or slip and fall on unsafe premises, be sure to obtain everything connected with the accident, including the following:
- Contact information for all involved parties and witnesses
- Photos of the accident scene, injuries, and anything that might reveal the causes of your injuries
- Packaging and instructions from dangerous products
- Items and clothing damaged in the accident
- Receipts from medical visits and prescription and over-the-counter medication, bandages, and other items purchased because of the injuries
- Notes you take identifying the specific details about what happened before, during, and after the accident
As you collect information and evidence, make sure you focus any conversations to the business at hand. Never discuss the accident, and never admit any degree of fault.
When to Call an Accident Lawyer
As soon as you get your injuries under control, it costs nothing to seek advice from one of our experienced attorneys before you take action to pursue compensation. We can help you understand all legal options for your case. We can tell you when our experience might help you deal with the insurance adjusters and when you might be able to handle the matter yourself.
Seek Experienced, Diligent Representation
If you or someone you love suffers injuries in an accident caused by the negligence of other people, seek the advice of experienced legal counsel. We are effective personal injury lawyers, always working to maximize recovery for our clients. Please contact Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC today for a free initial consultation.