Here are five things to do if you are in a crash with USPS or any other mail delivery service:
1. Speak with any witnesses. Check around to see if anyone saw the crash. If so, ask them to provide a written statement and to include their name and contact information. Any of these details can significantly impact the outcome of your personal injury claim. They might be able to help prove that the other party was at fault for the crash and responsible for your damages.
2. Call the police. Don’t leave the scene of the accident. Call the police and have an accident report completed. Be sure you tell your side of the story regarding the crash – stating only facts, no opinions. Be sure the officer is aware of the injuries and damages and inform them if you have found any witnesses.
3. Always get photos if possible. You should use your smartphone to get pictures of the crash scene. Get photos of the location of the your vehicle and the other vehicle, the damages, and the entire site from all angles. Photos of the crash scene, damages, and injuries can be strong supporting evidence for your personal injury claim.
4. Check to see if the incident could have been recorded on a camera. There are traffic cameras, surveillance cameras, and dash cameras in use today. If you can find that the entire crash was recorded on video, then you can readily show who was at fault, what happened and why it happened, and the damages that resulted.
5. Consult with a personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer can help prove that the other driver was at fault for the incident by gathering the supporting documentation and evidence for your claim. There are no upfront costs and nothing to worry about because a personal injury attorney isn’t compensated until you are paid for your damages through a settlement or a judgment in your favor.
Remember, every state has a statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury claim. You need to get your claim underway before time runs out.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page today, so an attorney who practices in your state can review the details of your personal injury claim after a crash. With the help of a lawyer, you can get your damages addressed properly.
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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the USPS, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.