Q: How can I help someone who has recently been hurt in a Vancouver pedestrian accident?
A Vancouver pedestrian accident recently threw your world out of balance.
Perhaps a loved one, friend, or co-worker suffered serious injuries, when an out of control vehicle blew through a stop sign and hit that person. Maybe a careless or intoxicated truck driver drove up on the curb and struck him or her. You are deeply concerned and want to provide good care during this time. So, what can you do to make the victim’s life better? Here are some ideas:
1. Ensure that the victim gets excellent medical care.
Hopefully, the injured person has already been to the doctor or to the hospital to be evaluated. However, good healthcare is a 24/7 proposition. The injured victim may need help eating, drinking, bathing wounds, and taking medicine. You must also be watchful for potentially dangerous signs, such as symptoms of a latent traumatic brain injury (TBI), which could include dizziness, nausea, forgetfulness, and blackouts.
2. Provide logistical support.
You can help with chores like grocery shopping, caring for the kids, paying bills, and walking dogs. However, before you devote massive amounts of time and energy, be sure to meet your own needs. Eat well, rest, and get the support you need, so that you can deliver optimal care.
3. Help with the accident claims process.
The victim may not yet have contacted the police or filed a report. If that is the case, you can help. You could also take pictures and collect evidence from the scene of the Vancouver pedestrian accident.
Lastly, if the victim has yet to retain a creditable Vancouver pedestrian accident law firm, you can research attorneys for him or her.
The McComb Witten free report, Pedestrian Safety Manual – Don’t Cross the Street Until You’ve Read this Report!, is a great place to get started. The report tells you what to do and what not to do after a pedestrian injury. For more insight, please give us a call at 604-255-9018 to set up a free case evaluation.