Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Answers From A Knowledgeable Injury Lawyer In Austin
When you have been involved in an accident that leads to a serious injury, you may not immediately think to call on an injury attorney for help. However, after you have sought out medical attention, it is very important that you retain the services of a skilled lawyer who can represent your personal injury claim.
You may be facing an enormous amount of medical bills, lost wages, and are likely going through a great deal of pain and suffering. At David Komie Law, we are here to provide you with the answers and support you need during this difficult time.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
Car accidents happen quickly and as the adrenaline kicks in, one can forget what to do next. Make sure to attend to your injuries, no matter how minor.
- Stop and pull over.
- Identify yourself to the other driver. Do not apologize after the accident or use statements such as “I’m sorry” or “I wasn’t paying attention.” This can be interpreted as admitting guilt and can be used against you.
- Call 911.
- Take clear photos. Take pictures of the damages to your car and the entire scene. If possible, try to convey a timeline of how the accident happened.
- Speak to the police only. Do not speak to anyone else. Stick to the facts of the incident.
The moment after your accident can make the difference in your claim. Read more in our blog post on What to do After a Car Accident? and What not to say After a Car Crash for more information.
WHAT DO I DO IF I SUSPECT NURSING HOME ABUSE?
If you believe that your loved one has been neglected, abused or injured in what should be the safety of their nursing home, you should investigate. In some cases, the victim is not willing to speak out about the abuse they are going through, however there are common signs you may be able to look out for, such as: bed sores, weakness and a worsening in condition. Try to get more information and if you think you need to involve a lawyer, it is always a good idea to err on the side of safety.
IF I LOST SOMEONE TO A WRONGFUL DEATH, IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?
When your loved one passes away as a result of another individual or group’s irresponsible or negligent actions, we take this very seriously. Whether the cause was a motorcycle accident, a car accident, a driver who was under the influence or nursing home abuse, we can represent your case.
WHO IS HELD AT FAULT IN A SLIP-And-FALL ACCIDENT?
It can depend on the circumstances, but if you slip-and-fall on another person or business’ premises because of negligence, the owner will likely be held at fault. If they failed to clean up a spill, had a broken set of stairs or something similar where you hurt yourself, they can be held accountable.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, we are here to help.
Please call our office today at (512) 640-2050! Your case evaluation is free of charge! Se habla español.