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Guide to Alabama Personal Injury Law: First Steps After an Injury



Guide to Alabama Personal Injury Law: First Steps After an Injury

All too often, people fail to plan ahead and prepare in many facets of life. In such instances, a failure to plan ahead and prepare for the worst can be devastating. Victims of an Alabama personal injury accident will attest to this, which is why this Guide to Alabama Personal Injury Law exists.

This guide will help you plan ahead by attaining the knowledge you will need to effectively navigate an Alabama personal injury accident. And, if you have already been injured, this guide should simplify the process in ways that help you take quick and decisive action. Without further ado, here are the first steps you should take after becoming the victim of an Alabama accident.

Taking the First Steps Post-Accident

Whether you have been injured in a debilitating auto accident or a dangerous slip and fall, look to your health above all else. Obtaining justice can wait when critical medical care is needed immediately. Even if you think you are perfectly fine after an accident, still seek medical attention and care. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, such as brain injuries after an auto accident.

In short, take the guesswork out of the process by seeking medical care and understanding the full extent of your injuries. Not only will this aid your physical recovery, it will also give you documented evidence of your injuries if you decide to file a personal injury claim. These records will help your Alabama injury attorney develop a winning case.

Once you receive medical attention, you will need to record and preserve accident evidence that may help you win your injury case. Collecting evidence of who may have caused the accident, taking photos of your injuries/the scene of the injury and obtaining names and contact information of witnesses are all useful endeavors.

If possible, it also helps to write down a list of everything that has happened to you post-accident. Include items such as the following:

Include items such as the following:

  • Hospital Visits
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Time Away From Work
  • And More

If applicable, you will want to obtain and use a copy of the police report as well. Documenting this evidence becomes important when your attorney needs to determine the extent of your damages. Having this information at the ready saves time, freeing your injury attorney to spend more time on developing a legal strategy to help you recover the most compensation for your injuries.

Once these steps are taken, it is time to inform any parties that you may be filing a lawsuit against them. At this point, it is time to find a reliable and experienced Alabama injury attorney. Your attorney will be able to help you determine the scope of your injury case and will also ensure you file the lawsuit in a timely manner. The next part of this Guide to Alabama Injury Law will cover just that.


Contact Alabama injury attorney Noel B. Leonard or call 251-943-8638 for a legal consultation with an injury attorney who fights for your legal right to receive your rightful compensation. Noel’s office is located in Foley and he represents clients in the city of Foley as well as the counties of Baldwin, Mobile and Escambia.


To learn more about Alabama Personal Injury, review all six parts to this guide:

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