In the event I can’t reach a lawyer immediately, are there actions I should take in the meantime?
You need to preserve evidence, which involves creating medical records. When you receive professional medical attention, the physician will create medical records essential for your case.
No matter what kind of accident you experience, it’s important to seek medical attention soon afterward, even if you only feel shaken up and don’t think you’re injured. You may not realize you’ve sustained an injury until the next day when the shock of the accident has worn off. Seeing a doctor establishes a preliminary diagnosis. If you later need treatment, a preliminary diagnosis makes treatment easier to cover. By following the doctor’s instructions exactly, you will help your case. If you disregard the doctor’s advice, it makes the task of proving your claim more difficult.