Your First Steps in an Accident Claim

Personal Injury Law Firm 317-881-2700

Personal Injury Law Firm 317-881-2700

Getting injured in an accident is a confusing and stressful time for anyone, including the loved ones in your life. It is common to feel a sense of incomprehension and uncertainty after suffering serious injuries in an accident that was not your fault. That is because your first priority was getting the proper medical attention you needed. And as soon as you are medically stabilized, you are faced with another priority: getting your life back on track. This can be very difficult to do, however; which is why it is strongly encouraged for accident victims to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. You can recover financially to help pay for hospital bills and medical expenses, and even make up for lost wages and time off work.

Continue reading to learn what your first steps should be if you want to pursue a personal injury claim for your recent accident.

After Medical Stabilization

Once you have been treated medically, and you are in a place where you can make important decisions, you are ready to pursue a personal injury claim. Just remember, medical attention should always come first. And it is equally important to retain as much documentation of your primary medical treatment, hospital stay, and post-medical treatments. In fact, this is the first task on your list of steps.


Collect all evidence and documentation (or as much as you can) concerning the accident, including pictures of the accident scene, surrounding obstructions or hazards, witness testimony, video footage, and police reports. Also collect all documentation regarding all of your medical treatment, including doctors’ statements, medical reports, surgeries, medications, and more. All of these documents and evidences will be used to prove the validity of your claim.


Write a personal report documenting and describing everything you’ve experienced, including the accident, your feelings, your injuries, your hospital experience, lost wages, time of work, medical bills, mental anguish, emotional issues, problems with your recovery, conversations you’ve had with the at-fault party, and anything else you can remember. This will help you remember all the facts, which is useful for building your case.

And Then…

Contact a personal injury attorney to begin developing your case. Be sure to choose an experienced law firm whose lawyers are well-versed in the type of accident you were involved in, as well as, experienced in trial and litigation. They will provide an assessment to determine how strong a case you have, and then move forward with filing the claim according to your state’s requirements. And personal injury attorneys generally work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning they do not collect lawyer fees unless they recover for you.

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law Firm

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Personal Injury Law Firm 317-881-2700

Call Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 if you would like to file a personal injury claim in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our seasoned accident attorneys are eager to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. We offer free initial consultations and never collect lawyer fees unless we prevail for you. Call 317-881-2700 to schedule your consultation with an experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorney, today.