Five Steps to Take After an Auto Accident
At the Law Offices of Russ E. Robbins, P.A., we help people who have been injured in auto accidents to obtain compensation for their losses. We have over 15 years of personal injury law experience. We have helped thousands of people in the state of Florida obtain compensation after an injury. We focus almost solely on personal injury cases involving cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles. Take action to protect your legal rights and call or contact us online for a free consultation today.
Although every situation is unique, some of the most important first steps to take after an accident include:
1) Making sure the police are called and don’t leave the scene until they arrive. Always err on the side of caution. Leaving the scene of an accident can impair your right to sue the at-fault driver and may even result in criminal charges or driver’s license sanctions.
2) Seeking medical attention even if you feel fine. The personal injury protection (PIP) coverage you are required to carry under Florida’s no-fault laws means that you will be able to claim reimbursement for medical expenses even if you caused the accident. If you don’t seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you’re sure you don’t need it — expect an argument that your injuries were not related to the accident.
3) Saying no more than you have to. Even if you think you are at fault, do not admit liability. Also, do not make statements to anybody at the accident scene, except for the police. When you speak to the police, tell them only the facts and let the officers draw their own conclusions. Last, promptly call your own insurance company and tell them you were involved in an accident but leave it at that for now.
4) Obtaining important information, if possible. This includes: the other driver’s name, address, license number, insurance information and license plate number; the names and contact information of any witnesses; the names of any officers at the scene and the “incident number” of the accident report; photographs (if you happen to have a cell phone or camera).
5) Talking to an attorney about the accident and your legal rights and options.
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