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What to Do After an Accident in Fresno, California

What you do immediately after an incident can significantly impact the results of your case.

  • Seek Medical Attention
    If you have been injured, the first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions for care.
  • Contact Freedman Law, Fresno’s best personal injury law firm. One of our firm’s lawyers will meet with you to discuss your case and explain your legal options during a free consultation.
  • Know Your Legal Rights
  • Contact the Insurance Company
    Be sure to open a claim with the insurance company for the person that caused the accident but say nothing more until you have contacted an attorney.
  • Document. Document. Document.
    Take photos of the damage. Take photos of the injuries. Immediately after the accident, or as soon as possible, write a detailed description of when the injury occurred, how it occurred, take note of road and weather conditions. This information will help your car accident attorney in Fresno fight for proper compensation. Keep up-to-date and accurate records of the following:

    • Medical appointments and prescribed treatment
    • Medications
    • Therapy session including progress
    • Lost work time
    • Lost time for other events and activities
    • Pain and limitations
    • Expenses incurred as a result of your injuries and or limitations
    • Document conversations and information received from doctors and other medical professionals
    • Document conversations and information received from insurance companies