Apartment Injuries

What to do at the Accident Scene if Injured:

  1. Do not leave the scene of the accident CALL THE POLICE, tell them where the accident occurred and (ask for medical help if needed).
  2. Get names, addresses, and license numbers of all drivers involved.
  3. Get description and registration number and insurance information of all cars involved. License Plate Number, Registration #, Make/Year, Damage to Car, Insurance Company, Insurance Policy Number.
  4. Get names and addresses of all witnesses Witnesses will be a tremendous help to you in any subsequent court action if there is any question of liability involved. Get the names and addresses of as many witnesses as possible. If they refuse to identify themselves, jot down the license plate numbers of their automobiles. Do not discuss the accident with the witnesses. Do not give the witnesses names to anyone but the police, your attorney or your insurance company.
  5. While waiting for police, write down- Accident Information: Date/ Time, Location, Weather, Road conditions, Damage, Estimate speed of the car.
  6. Summary of accident
  7. Diagram of accident
  8. Call an ambulance. If you have any reason to suspect you were injured in the accident, go to a hospital immediately or see a physician promptly. Youll want it on record that you sought treatment right away, not in a week or so .
  9. Obtain name of Police Officers, Department and Badge Number
  10.  Do not assign or accept blame for the accident. – The scene of the accident is not the place to determine fault. Discuss the accident only with the police, your attorney and with representatives of your insurance company. Give the other party only your name and address. – Be cooperative with the police.
  11.  Call your insurance company to report the accident.
  12.  Call a personal injury attorney.
  13.  Never give a signed statement to the claims adjuster representing the other drivers insurance company. The same goes for a phone recording. They may be used against you in court to deny your claim. Speak with your personal injury attorney first.

If you have been injured in a Parking Lot due to the Negligence of the Apartment Complex:

  1. DO NOT discuss your case with anyone except your doctors and attorney.
  2. DO NOT make any statements or give out any information.
  3. DO NOT sign any statements, reports, forms or papers of any kinds.
  4. DO NOT appear at police or other hearings without first consulting with your attorney. INFORM YOUR ATTORNEY PROMPTLY of any notice, request or summons to appear at any hearings.
  5. Refer to your attorney anyone who asks you to sign anything or to make any statement or report or who seeks information concerning your case.
  6. Direct your doctor and other treatment providers not to furnish or disclose any information concerning your case to any entity other than your insurance company without YOU AND YOUR ATTORNEYS WRITTEN PERMISSION.
  7. You may have insurance coverages such as Blue Cross, Blue Shield or Major Medical which require prompt attention. However, be sure to have your treatment providers send bills immediately to all of your insurance companies.
  8. Notify your attorney promptly of any new developments. Small things may be important. Keep your attorney informed.
  9. Maintain accurate records of all information and data pertaining to your case.
  10. If you or any witnesses should move, be sure to notify your attorney of the new address.

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