The Steps People Should Follow When They Want To Pursue A Personal Injury Lawsuit After A Car Accident.

Generally, if you have been in a car accident, the police have already been involved and have generated an accident report.

That is certainly very important, but just as important, especially when someone has been injured in a car accident, is for you to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Sometimes that means going to the hospital after the police are finished with you at the scene. If you don’t need to travel in an ambulance, ask somebody to drive you or drive yourself and get checked out. Some people may choose not to do so and would prefer to see their own family doctor, If so, they should be doing that on an urgent basis, meaning immediately. This urgency is important because it means that while the injuries and pain are current, the doctor creates a record which shows what was injured or the nature of the complaint at the time or fairly close to the time of the collision. That is paramount.

Then, on a moving forward basis, it is important for you to continue to see your doctor and provide accurate information to whoever the treating doctors may be, in terms of all and any problems you might be experiencing. Sometimes clients focus only on the most painful area of their body, and they neglect to report the less significant ones, but it’s important to do so because that creates a record of the injuries. It also, of course, allows the doctor to provide better care because the doctor is aware of all of the injuries and can treat them appropriately.

A note will be created by the doctor and treatment can flow from that, but also for our purposes, it creates a record of the problem. Real life examples might include having trouble sleeping, or mowing the lawn, or shovelling the snow. Those complaints provide context to the nature of the problems that any client may be experiencing. This information is very helpful, not only for treatment purposes but also from the perspective of pursuing a personal injury claim.

If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with Personal injury law issues in the London, Ontario Region, contact Lomax Law Firm.

This article is taken from a June 5, 2008 interview with Rein Lomax, LL.B., Personal Injury Lawyer with Lomax Law Firm Professional Corporation in London, a Personal Injury Law Firm. Note that laws vary from province to province. Please consult with a lawyer in your own area to be sure of the laws and specific issues in your own jurisdiction.