When you are driving your car, you expect that a car crash is one of the many things that could happen. The one place you don’t expect a car to hit you is in your home. Reported by NBCDFW, a nursing home resident in Fort Worth was injured when a driver plowed into the wall early this morning. The innocent resident was sleeping when the car came through the wall, injuring the resident inside. The accident happened at the Southwest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center off of Altamesa Boulevard at about six this morning. The resident is expected to make a complete recovery but is shaken from the whole ordeal. The driver was clearly negligent; claiming he or she accidentally put the truck in reverse before slamming into the nursing home. While the driver is not to going to be criminally charged, it is almost certain they are liable for damages they have caused.
How to Handle Injury Claims
While you probably won’t have a car come through your bedroom, personal injury can happen at any time. It is important that you know what to do to get maximum compensation. If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, complete the following steps:
- Seek medical attention as soon as you are able.
- Take pictures of the accident.
- Gather contact information of witnesses that saw the accident occur.
- Write down your experience on how the accident occurred. Stick to the facts.
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
Hire an Experienced Attorney
Knowing how to take the first steps in your case can make all the difference. However, you can only do so much. In order to get what you need out of your claim, you need the help of an experienced attorney.