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What should I do after a construction accident injury?
I’ve been asked, “If I’ve been seriously injured in a construction accident here in Florida, what is the most important thing that I do?” Number One, get medical treatment And go to the hospital. Construction Accident InjuryIf an ambulance shows up, don’t assume that you’re okay. Don’t try to brush it off that you’re going to just recover immediately. Sometimes it takes time for these injuries to set in to where you’re fully aware of the extent that you’ve been injured.
The next thing that you need to do is call an attorney who has experience in construction accident cases. An attorney who has experience like we do with these kinds of cases understands the importance of collecting the evidence early on. The other thing that you should be mindful of is, if no one is there to help you, do whatever you can to document that you’ve actually been injured. Let somebody nearby know what happened.
Sometimes people will walk away from a construction site and then later decide to go to a hospital without even talking to anybody on the site which is a big mistake. You’ve got to let people know that you’ve been injured, and you need to ask somebody to call 9-1-1.