After a traumatic event like a tractor-trailer collision or serious slip-and-fall injury, often the last thing on the victim’s mind is contacting a lawyer. This is the right decision. It is always important to gather any evidence you can, whether photographs of the involved vehicles or documenting a foreign substance on the floor, but medical treatment should be your primary concern. If you are injured because of the fault of someone else, you need to get all of the medical treatment you need. Remember that the insurance company will be looking very closely at all of your medical records so be thoughtful about making sure to make your appointments and following your doctor’s advice. Remember also that if you’ve been hurt because of someone else, now is not the time to jump onto social media to either announce your injury or display anything that could be used against your case. Remember that the other side will always be watching and looking for ways to reduce the impact of your injury, and social media is their first stop. We often recommend after being hired that our clients not put anything on social media whatsoever until the claim or future lawsuit is concluded.