If you are hit by a car while walking in Wisconsin, you should take the following steps:
- Seek Medical Attention
The first and most important step is to seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel like you’re injured. Some injuries, such as concussions, may not be immediately apparent, and it’s important to get checked out by a medical professional.
- Call the Police
Call the police immediately and report the accident. The police will document the scene and file an accident report, which will be helpful if you need to file an insurance claim or lawsuit later.
- Exchange Information
Exchange contact and insurance information with the driver of the vehicle, as well as any witnesses who saw the accident happen.
- Document the Accident
Take photos of the accident scene, including the location, the damage to the vehicle, and any injuries you sustained. This documentation will be useful if you need to file a claim or lawsuit later.
- Contact an Attorney
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who has a proven track record in pedestrian accident lawsuits. A seasoned personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, and can help you navigate the insurance and legal processes.
It’s important to take these steps as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that you have the best chance of recovering damages for your injuries and other losses.
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