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4 Things You Should Not Do After A Car Accident In Florida

Going through a car accident on the busy highways of Florida can cause you to feel a lot of emotions, like panic, worry, and stress. While the barrage of feelings is overwhelming, keeping a presence of mind is imperative as this will help you avoid committing mistakes after your car accident. These missteps can range from saying the wrong information, downplaying your injuries, to covering up some of your actions that you think would be incrimination.

A wrong move might affect your case and insurance claims negatively so here are at least three things that you should keep in mind after a car accident.

• Do Not Lie About What Really Happened – One of the fears of people who got into a car accident is to be seen as the person who is at fault. This causes them to lie about what they are really doing before, during, and even after the accident happened. Do remember that Florida police thoroughly investigates the scene and that there are pieces of evidence everywhere that can prove whether your statements are real or not. Lying about what really happened will only worsen your case so make sure to always be truthful.

• Lying About Your Injuries – We understand that some of you might not want to worry your loved ones about suffering injuries following a car accident, while some people simply refuse to get hospitalized. No matter the reason, we implore you not to lie about your injuries or downplay them into something you can brush aside. Not only will you be denied of proper medical treatment, but this can also affect your case and insurance claims. With that said, it is also not ideal to over exaggerate.

• Failing To Gather Evidence – Even the tiniest details can either make or break your case so you should make sure you are equipped with all the pieces of evidence you can gather from the scene of the accident. Look for any CCTV cameras around the area and seek witnesses on the street. Take photos of the accident’s aftermath as these will prove useful against in evidence tampering that might happen as the investigation goes on.

• Delaying Filing A Report And Insurance Claim – Florida Law gives you four years to file a report while insurance companies have their own deadlines for claiming. With that said, unless it is a matter of life and death situation, you should not delay your filing for a report and claim as this can result in you losing your case. Delayed reports are not given the same sense of urgency and the evidence you have gathered a long time ago might no longer be acknowledged by the court.

Auto accidents are common in Florida and it can happen to anyone. The best we can do is to be prepared for the worst. Facing reality after an auto accident can be a daunting experience and may push you to make impulsive decisions. It is therefore advisable to seek the aid of personal injury lawyer or auto accident lawyer that can help you with decision-making.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

4 Things You Should Not Do After A Car Accident In Florida

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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