If you are involved in a car accident in Florida, here are some things to keep in mind:
Call the police to report the accident.
Get medical attention if you are hurt or have any pain.
Let the police officer know if you have any pain. They often note this on the police report which could help confirm that you had pain right after the accident.
Get the name and contact information of any witness.
Get a copy of the short form police report, driver’s exchange or the case # and the name of the police department. This could help speed up the processing of your case.
Call your own insurance company to report the accident. Some companies may try to void coverage by claiming that you failed to timely report the claim.
Call us for a free consultation at (800) 337-7755.
Do not give a formal statement to either your insurance company or the insurance company of the at-fault driver without first talking to your attorney.
Do not sign any release without speaking with your attorney.
These tips are for general information only and should not be considered legal advice. Every case is different. If you are ever uncertain about what to do after a car accident in Florida, call us at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation or submit your inquiry online.