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Steps to Take After a Personal Injury

Lyndon Ruhnke, P.C.  Feb. 27, 2024

When you've been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence, that negligent act is known as a tort or a civil "wrong" that results in legal liability for the negligent party. Torts can be caused by either negligent or intentional acts and cover a wide variety of incidents including auto accidents, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, and professional malpractice.

When people have been injured or harmed as a result of these incidents, they can be left feeling overwhelmed as they try to deal with insurance claims, report filing, document gathering, and other bureaucratic proceedings. At the same time, they're trying to recover from devastating emotional and physical injuries that are difficult to deal with on their own without the additional legal complexities of an injury claim.

That's why it is crucial to have an experienced personal injury attorney working for you to help you sort through all of the details of your accident so you can pursue the compensation you deserve to help you recover. Without an experienced attorney, individuals can often make mistakes that can diminish the value of their claim, resulting in little compensation or a complete case dismissal.

Lyndon Ruhnke P.C. has been working with clients across Northern Oregon for nearly 20 years, helping them seek adequate compensation for their injuries.

What Should I Do if I've Been Injured in An Accident?

The first thing I always tell my clients if they've been injured in an accident is to seek immediate medical attention. Your health and well-being are always the priority, and I want to ensure that your physical and emotional needs are taken care of.

Failing to seek proper medical attention after an accident can be used against you to make it seem like your injuries are less severe. That can have an impact on the compensation you receive, so it's always important to seek full medical treatment and follow all the treatment orders given by your physician.

Document Everything You Can

After seeking medical attention, it's vital that you document everything you can about the accident and your injuries. Anything from photographs to written notes can be vital evidence down the line. Your memories of what happened and your recollection of events may fade with time, but pictures and documented notes from the aftermath of the accident can be crucial to your case.

Opposing insurance companies will not attempt to settle quickly in the hopes that these details become less clear, impacting the strength of your case.

Ultimately, all of these dos and don'ts can be kept in check if you have an experienced personal injury attorney working for you from the moment you are injured. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, call Lyndon Ruhnke P.C. today and find out how countless others just like you have been able to seek the justice they deserve.

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Portland, Oregon

When it comes to dealing with a personal injury, the physical and emotional toll of recovery can be significant. Things become even more difficult when medical bills begin to pile up. Lyndon Ruhnke P.C. has been working with personal injury victims across Northern Oregon for nearly 20 years, helping them seek compensation that can help them recover and get their lives back.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, call Lyndon Ruhnke P.C. today for experienced legal counsel.