It’s a chilly time of year, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to stay inside. You like going out to boat or drive your four-wheeler, so you can get out of the house and enjoy yourself.

Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries can happen when you least expect them. Whether it’s slipping on a staircase, getting electrocuted when using a local business’s outlet or getting into an auto accident, injuries can happen anywhere and at any time.

When you’re hurt, make sure you know your rights

It’s important that you’re able to understand your rights after you’ve been hurt. You deserve to be compensated fairly if you’re harmed because of another person’s negligence or misconduct. For example, if a teen is texting and driving before hitting you, they should be held liable for those actions. Similarly, if you get electrocuted because of poor maintenance in a local coffee shop, they should be held responsible for that as well.

When you’re hurt, get appropriate care before calling your attorney

As soon as you’re hurt, you need to inform those around you and call 911 or go to the hospital. Your health is the most important thing in this situation. After you do that, you can reach out to your attorney to begin speaking about your claim. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may be able to begin a claim right away by having your attorney reach out to the other party or their insurance.

Our website has more information on personal injury claims and what you can do to fight for a fair settlement.