If you have been injured in a car accident in Puerto Rico, the steps you take could make or break your claim. Here is what you need to do:
Call 911 and request an ambulance if you have suffered serious injuries.
If your injuries are not that serious, you should still get checked by a doctor. This is because certain injuries usually take time to show. For example, if you suffer internal injuries, chances are your body will be in shock for a few hours.
For this reason, you may not be able to possess pain. As a result, you may conclude that you did not get injured, only to discover later when the damage is bigger than it was initially.
Internal injuries can lead to serious health problems if left undetected for an extended period. For example, internal bleeding can cause blood clots, blocking the flow of oxygen to the brain. When that happens, the injured individual might go into a coma and also face the possibility of suffering permanent brain damage.
When you seek medical attention, remember to obtain copies of the medical report. The report will contain details of the injuries you suffered, and possible treatment recommendations, among other vital details. This report could come in handy when you take legal action against the other party for their negligence.
Contact Morgan and Morgan for a free case evaluation. One of our car accident attorneys in Puerto Rico will review your case to determine whether there was negligence on the other party’s side. If they were negligent, leading to your injuries, the attorney might help you obtain a reasonable settlement.