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What to do after getting injured by a reckless driver

On Behalf of | Nov 15, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Were you injured by a reckless driver in Connecticut? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A motor vehicle accident can leave you with physical and emotional damage. You may, however, be able to take steps that could mitigate any damage.

Get medical attention right away

If you’re able, seek out medical attention immediately after the motor vehicle accident. This is important for a number of reasons. First, you’ll want to make sure that your injuries are taken care of and that you’re on the road to recovery. Secondly, seeking medical attention right away will provide you with documentation of your injuries, which can be helpful in the event that you decide to file a personal injury claim.

Gather evidence

If you decide to file a personal injury claim, you’ll need to gather evidence to support your case. This may include things like photos of the accident scene, medical records, and witness statements.

File a claim

Once you have gathered all of the necessary evidence, you can file a personal injury claim. The first step in this process is to file a complaint with the appropriate court after which the discovery process will likely begin. During this stage, both sides get to gather information and evidence. This will be followed by mediation, in which both sides will try to reach an agreement outside of court. If an agreement cannot be reached, the case will go to trial.

What happens to the driver?

The driver who caused the accident may face criminal charges if it is determined that he or she was driving recklessly. The driver may also be sued by the victim in a civil suit, which is separate from any criminal charges that may be filed.

If your case is successful, you may get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. This could include things like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.