You were walking to a coffee shop before work this morning, and even though you had the crossing signal, a speeding car swung through the intersection and hit you. Now, you’re injured badly, and you can’t work. What should you do, and what is the best course of action to take? The Kentucky personal injury attorneys will guide you through this stressful and scary situation and help you get the justice you deserve.
Seek medical attention immediately.
If you or anybody else with you is injured, you’ll need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Try to get to a safe place off the street such as a sidewalk or grassy area. Some injuries only become apparent after a few days, so it’s important to have a medical professional examine you for potential injuries. Not only is this important to your health and wellbeing, having a medical record can be useful later on in proving your injuries even if you feel fine.
Call the police.
After calling emergency services, you’ll need to call the authorities. When they arrive, you will need to provide information for the police report of the incident. The police report can be useful later on as evidence, so ask for a copy. The authorities are also there to mediate just in case the driver is aggressive or threatening you. Tell the police a basic account of what has just happened, and if there were any witnesses, ask them to stay to recount what they saw. Take a deep breath, and try to describe the incident as objectively as possible. Be very careful about what you say, because it may be used against you later on.
Take pictures of the scene, your injuries, and the license plate of the driver. Get the contact information of the other party including full name, address, insurance information, and phone number. Remain calm while speaking with the driver and do not apologize or admit fault.
Seek an experienced attorney.
Auto-pedestrian accidents are unfortunately very common and can result in life-altering injuries and trauma. Are you a pedestrian who has been hit by a negligent driver in Kentucky? The legal experts at Kevin Crooks, PPLC have over 25 years of experience handling this type of case and can provide you with a free case evaluation. Don’t suffer alone, contact us today.