PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
After you have been injured, you need to know what to do and what not to do.
If you are hurt or injured, it is human nature to want help and expect others to recognize your need. In other words, it is the best in humanity that reaches out to lend a hand or help you when you are hurt and injured. That is true for your fellow human beings. It is not true for people who injured you or people who work for insurance companies.
Insurance companies spend billions of dollars in advertisements to sell you on the idea they are there to help. They are not there to help, they are there to minimize your problem and reduce the amount they will have to pay you.
People who work for railroads, airlines, big trucking companies, chemical plants or whoever all have a vested interest to reduce your personal injury claim to the lowest amount they can get away with. Be sure they do not have your best interest in mind.
A simple rule of thumb is to NOT give any information for several weeks after the injury to allow you time to get your life situated and back on track. The companies and insurance companies want to deal with you as fast as possible to take advantage of your vulnerable state. Put it off. You don't have to get a lawyer, but you definitely should not deal with companies and insurance companies until your mind is clear and you are completely ready to do so.