The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, the holiday season can also increase the risk of some injuries. If you were injured in an accident during the holidays, the steps you take immediately following your holiday injury could significantly impact your ability to recover compensation in a personal injury claim.
Our Erie personal injury attorneys hope that your holiday season is safe and enjoyable. However, our legal team is here to assist you with accident claims that may arise during the holiday season, including but not limited to claims related to:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Large truck accidents
- Slips and falls
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Christmas and New Year party accidents
- Defective products
- Pedestrian accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Drunk driving accidents
Steps To Take After A Holiday Injury
Some of the steps you can take after a holiday injury that help protect your legal rights until you have the opportunity to contact The Travis Law Firm for a free case review include:
- Report the accident immediately. For a traffic accident, call 911. If you are injured on another person’s property, report the injury immediately to the property owner or a manager on duty. If a dog bites you or your child, report the injury to the dog owner and the local authorities. Reporting your injury immediately provides a written record to use as evidence for your personal injury claim.
- If possible, take pictures of the accident scene immediately after your injury. It can also be helpful to make a video of the accident scene. If anyone witnessed the accident, ask for their name and contact information.
- Seek medical treatment for your injury immediately. Any delay in seeking medical treatment for injuries arising from an accident could be viewed negatively by the insurance company and a jury. The insurance company or defense attorney may claim that your injuries did not arise from the incident because you did not seek medical treatment right after the accident.
- Keep copies of all evidence of financial losses and expenses related to the accident.
- Take notes regarding each conversation you have with your doctor, insurance agent and other parties regarding the accident or your injuries.
- Avoid talking to the insurance company or other representative for the party who is responsible for causing your holiday injury until after you have a chance to talk with a personal injury attorney in Erie.
- Avoid discussing your holiday injury and accident on social media or with any other parties until you have a chance to speak with our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys.
Damages in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case
When you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, you might be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages. Your financial damages may include compensation for medical treatment, loss of income, and other out of pocket expenses related to the accident and your injury. In addition, you may also be entitled to compensation for your physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
Keeping detailed records of your damages and expenses can help increase the chance that you receive full compensation for all injuries, losses, and damages associated with your accident. Our legal team assists clients in identifying and documenting damages for a personal injury claim. Our goal is to maximize the amount of money you receive after being injured because of another person’s negligence and wrongdoing.
Contact an Erie Personal injury Attorney for Help
Call The Travis Law Firm at (800) 401-2066 to schedule your free legal consultation with an Erie personal injury lawyer to discuss your holiday injury and filing a personal injury claim.