A collision between a vehicle and a Washington resident can be a devastating and often tragic event. When a Bellevue resident becomes the victim of this type of preventable accident, they may be uncertain of what they should do to protect their legal rights. There are some steps victims can take after their pedestrian accidents.
As with all vehicle-related accidents, victims should seek medical help for any and all injuries they may have suffered in their ordeals. In some cases, a victim may not even know that they have suffered an injury because in the shock of the incident they may not feel any pain. As such, victims should be checked out by medical professionals to make sure their health-related needs are met.
Next, victims may wish to record as much information about their collisions as possible to preserve their memories of the crash. They may want to note if they had a crossing signal when they were hit or if the negligent driver ran through a red light. Any information about conditions or traffic can be helpful for putting together a personal injury case.
Additionally, if witnesses saw the accident, victims can gather the contact information of those people who were present. Witnesses can help victims support their cases for damages if the victims choose to pursue their losses in court.
Pedestrian accident victims can also choose to consult with attorneys to handle these types of cases. A lawyer who is familiar with Washington law and the local courts can be a great asset to a pedestrian victim who is unsure of how to seek what they deserve in the wake of a devastating accident.