What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

What Are an Injured Person’s Responsibilities?

An accident resulting in injury is a serious, possibly life-changing event that may require those involved to undergo medical treatment and long-term care. These issues can create a substantial financial burden for an injured person. However, in order to pursue a successful lawsuit against the responsible party, a person must also prove that they did what they could to avoid further injury. This basic responsibility may be crucial for an injury case.

If you have been injured because of someone else’s mistakes, you may be legally entitled to pursue compensation for these injuries. For more information regarding your options, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., today by calling 904-296-1088.

Claimant Responsibilities in Injury Claims

A person injured as the result of someone else’s errors may have the option to pursue compensation from that individual. However, they need to prove that their own choices after the injury weren’t to blame for its severity.

A person has the responsibility to avoid injury through the following actions:

  • Avoiding car accidents when possible
  • Minimizing damages in unavoidable accidents
  • Seeking medical attention as quickly as possible
  • Avoiding injury from known product defects or dangerous medications

Depending on the case, a person may have additional responsibilities after the injury which they must attend to. However, for the most part, an injured person who uses common sense in dealing with their injuries will usually have fulfilled their duties for an injury claim


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If you’ve sustained an injury due to another person’s negligent or reckless actions, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering. To discuss your options in further detail, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088 today.

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