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You didn't expect to get hurt today. In fact, you felt great when you got up. You thought everything was going like you wanted, but that all came to a quick end when you were hit by a car.

Now, you've been left with serious injuries. At the scene, you're just trying to cope with the injuries and pain you're feeling. What else do you need to do? These are some steps to take after an accident.

1. Get the medical help you need first

The first priority after any kind of accident is for you to get medical help. While it's important to make a claim for compensation soon, it doesn't need to happen immediately. Take the time to recovery and balance your immediate medical needs. Once you are stable, you can reach out to your attorney and start the process for a claim.

2. Pay attention to the details

Details make the case. Try to remember as much as you can about the accident that resulted in your injuries. Where were you, what time was it and why did it happen? What do you remember about the driver or passengers, weather conditions and other factors that played a role in the crash? These small details can help build a strong case.

3. Don't accept a settlement to get done with the case

You should never accept a settlement just to resolve your case as fast as possible. Sometimes, the settlements offered by insurance companies aren't really fair to you or those injured in a crash. It's important to make sure the settlement is fair, so you have enough money to cover medical needs, lost wages and other financial losses. If it doesn't and you sign off on it, you'll lose your right to pursue better compensation later. Instead, review the settlement offer with a professional to make sure it's in your best interests.

These are a few things to do after you are injured. Take care of yourself first, because you are the priority.

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