Accidents in cars are never enjoyable. Right after an accident, emotions are likely to be high, and you can feel puzzled, disoriented, or in pain. However, you can take precautions to safeguard yourself in the event of an accident lawsuit or insurance claim.
When you are injured in an accident, you will have many questions about what you should do next, as well as what legal options you have as an injured victim. The first thing you should do is get in touch with the police. It is always advantageous to have law enforcement on the scene to assist, regardless of the accident’s type, how you feel, or what the other side says.
Next, whether or not you “feel” injured, get medical assistance right away. The full degree of your injuries might not be apparent to you due to adrenaline, and certain injuries may take several days to manifest. It is crucial to undergo a thorough medical examination by a qualified healthcare provider.
If you can, snap images of the incident while you are still there. These pictures may come in handy later. Even if you believe you caused the accident, you are not in a position to know everything at the time, and expressing things like “I’m sorry” can work against you in a personal injury case. Therefore, you should never acknowledge fault. Obtain the names, addresses, and insurance details of anyone who was involved in the collision (law enforcement can help facilitate this).
In the event that your insurance adjuster contacts you, you are not required to make a statement. Once a medical expert has treated you or evaluated you, you should speak with a Florida car accident attorney who can help you with the next stages.
James Piccolino Law, P.A. can combine his unique medical knowledge from years of practicing chiropractic medicine with the legal knowledge to help you seek justice. Visit James Piccolino Law online to request a consultation.