Steps to Take After an Accident
Timothy C. Morris, P.A., all of the information below will be done for
you. Your only job will be to get better and stay in touch with our
- Document Details of the Incident and your Injuries
After an accident it is important to
take notes about the incident and document your injuries. Complex cases
can take a year or more to resolve so having information to refer back
to can be important to the success of your case. Write down as much as
you can about the accident itself, your injuries and any other losses
(such as wages) you have suffered as a result of the accident. Make sure
to take notes of any conversations that you have with people involved
in the accident or the injury claim. Do not talk with any representative
from the insurance company or sign anything without first consulting an
someone's carelessness caused you harm, preserving any physical
evidence of the incident and your injuries can greatly support your
claim. Memory over time can fade and evidence is sometimes overlooked or
misplaced, so it is important to do this as quickly as possible.
sure that you obtain and keep copies of all medical records pertaining
to your injury. Keep copies of property damage estimates and repair
a law enforcement officer responded to your accident, a police report
was probably generated. You are entitled to this report and it can help
document all details at the scene of the incident including the
officer's assessment as to who was at fault. This is also a good source
of information in tracking down anyone who may have witnessed the
We will ask that you sign a fee agreement, which will authorize us to deal with the insurance company on your behalf.
We will ask that you sign medical authorizations, which will allow us to obtain your medical information and documents.
We will obtain the police report.
We will obtain pictures of the scene, your injuries and the automobiles, sometimes with your help.
We will communicate with the adjusters and all attorneys involved in the case.
We will prepare and explain all legal documents and the process of a lawsuit from beginning to end.