If you’ve been involved in a
car accident, there are some things you need to do quickly. It is important to contact
a Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer so that key evidence can be preserved.
In serious injury cases, a specialist needs to investigate possible vehicle
defects and it is important to explore each possible source of recovery.
Remember, some injuries grow worse as time passes. If you’ve been
seriously injured, you must choose your lawyer very carefully. In
catastrophic injury cases, where the injured victim needs expensive medical care, it may mean
the difference between life and death.
Here is a checklist of things to keep in mind after an accident:
- First of all, check for injuries. See if anyone needs help.
- Call the police.
- Call for paramedics if necessary.
- If you have or suspect an injury, see a doctor.
- When you have a chance, write down how each vehicle was damaged.
- Try to get the names, the addresses and the driver’s license numbers
of the drivers, passengers and witnesses involved in the accident.
- Write down a description of the other vehicles and license plate numbers.
- Notify your insurance agent about the accident.
- Don’t sign any document and don’t give any statement except
for the police.
- Contact a car accident attorney at Kelley/Uustal
In all cases, you should preserve evidence and document injuries. The simplest
way is to take photographs of the scene of the accident, of your injuries
and of the vehicles involved. In any case with physical injuries or serious
property damage, you should not give a statement to any insurance adjuster,
even your own, until you have spoken with a lawyer.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of the
negligence or carelessness of another,
call a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney at Kelley/Uustal.