- If a dog bites a person, is the owner liable for doctor's bills?
- What must a plaintiff prove to recover for an assault or battery?
- What does a person have to prove to win a slander or libel claim?
- Does the average member of the public have any privacy rights?
- How does the "no-fault" system for the motor vehicles accidents affect plaintiffs?
- Can a person recover damages for injuries he sustains on someone else's property?
- Is an owner of the property liable to use any deadly force to defend their property?
- What remedies does a railroad worker, who is injured while working, have?
- What is a slip and fall action?
- Can anyone bring a wrongful death claim?
- Learn more: Plaintiff's personal injury law
Do seek medical attention before doing anything else.
Do summon the police, in appropriate cases.
Do cooperate with all law enforcement and emergency personnel who respond to the scene.
Do get the license plate numbers of all other vehicles involved in car accidents and the drivers’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, and insurance information.
Do get the name and address of the animal’s owner and any license information if you were injured by an animal bite or attack.
Do write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all potential witnesses to an accident.
Do contact your health, homeowner’s, and/or automobile insurance companies, as appropriate.
Do take photographs of all of the following, as applicable, as soon as possible after the accident:
Do contact your personal injury attorney.
Don’t move your vehicle after an automobile accident unless necessary for safety or required by law.
Don’t subject yourself to further injury by standing or waiting in an area of traffic or other safety hazards.
Don’t leave the scene of an accident until the police tell you it is okay to do so.
Don’t throw away any potential evidence in the case, such as defective products, or torn or blood-stained clothing.
Don’t remain in a burning building while calling for help. Leave the area of danger first, and then immediately call from a safe place.
Don’t engage in discussions as to fault with anyone, and make sure you Don’t apologize for anything-it can be considered evidence that you were legally at fault.
Don’t agree to settlement terms without contacting your attorney.
This publication and the information included in it are not intended to serve as a substitute for consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Specific legal issues, concerns and conditions always require the advice of appropriate legal professionals.