I was hit as i walked acrossed a parking lot by a car. i did not have any broken bones but have soft tissue injury what do i do
iam not sure what to do next do i need a lawyer or can i take care of this myself. the firts party wants a statement and i do have back/neck/hip injurys
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Hopefully you've seen a doctor to confirm what type of injuries you have. With that information contact a personal injury attorney in your area immediately. Most will give you a free consultation.
Assuming your injuries are relatively minor you could probably handle this on your own, but typically if an attorney gets involved the recovery will be larger. Keep in mind you have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit, but it's usually better to do it sooner rather than later when evidence is readily available and peoples recollections are more fresh.
It depends how serious your injuries are. Have you seen a doctor? Was the driver of the car at fault? Do not give a statement to the other party and consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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I agree with the other contributors. You need to see a lawyer immediately for a free consultation. Pictures need to be taken of the scene, a recorded statement from the driver, and numerous other things too lengthy to mention here.
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Any time something as fragile as human body is hit by something as large as a car, the person should - at a minimum - go see a doctor. If an insurance company is seeking a statement from you, I would consult with a personal injury attorney before telling them anything. Insurance companies sometimes think that, unless you have broken bones, you are not hurt. Having an attorney helping you through the process should help.