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What Are The Top 10 Questions People Ask After A Car Accident?

When people are involved in a car accident, there is a list of questions that they are known to ask regularly. We have made a list for you so that if you are ever involved in this situation, you will already know what to do. Read below and you will be all set to roll if (but hopefully not) you are ever involved in this situation.

1. Do I need to file a police report?

How serious is the accident? If it is just a tap of the bumper and everyone is ok, you are probably ok to just exchange insurance information and contact information and continue on your way. If there is more significant damage or an injury, it is a good idea to get the police involved. A police report can come in handy later for proving who is at fault during an accident.

2. Should I take photos of the accident?

Before worrying about photos, make sure everyone in the accident is ok. If you have established that and then called the police if necessary, then it is a good idea to snap some photos of the scene of the accident. Try to get license plates in the shot, the layout of the intersection, the damage to the cars, any personal injuries, and anything else that seems relevant.

3. Do I need a witness?

If you don’t have a witness, it won’t cause you to lose your case, but there is one, it is a good idea to get their contact information. They could come in handy later on if your case goes to court. They can also provide a statement to the police, your lawyer, or your insurance company to corroborate your story.

4. How does a car accident investigation work?

When you are involved in an accident, the best thing to do is stay calm and keep your wits. You’ll need them to deal with the situation. Losing your cool can make things 10 times worse. Having the police come to investigate your situation can be nerve wracking, but it is the only way to have an official document to show your insurance company. The officer who comes to the scene will probably ask you a lot of questions. Again, it is best to not take them personally and just answer them truthfully. They need to ask certain things, it is not meant as an insult. Cooperating in the investigation is the way that you will get the police report that you need for your case.

5. What are general damages?

When you get money for a car accident, it is usually divided up into two different categories. General damages are meant to cover things like injuries and emotional stress. These things are the first things that need to be dealt with after you are in an accident.

6. What are special damages?

Special damages cover your medical bills, the damages to your car, and any loss of income that you may experience due to the accident. These things are needed when you are involved in an accident in order for you to go back to living your normal life.

7. What happens if I am injured in an accident?

If you are injured in a car accident, you have rights. Especially if it is not your fault. Be sure that you know what your rights are. Talk with a lawyer who specializes in car accidents to know what you are entitled to if you are injured.

8. What are my rights if I die in a car accident?

If you die in an accident, you are also eligible for certain rights. While you may not be able to execute them, a family member can if they know what to do. Have a will in place just in case this situation ever arises. That way, everyone will know your wishes.

9. Do I need a lawyer?

If the accident is complicated with witnesses and injuries, you are probably going to want to hire a lawyer. The whole process can get messy, and you will need some professional guidance.

10. What kind of lawyer do I need?

It is best to hire a lawyer who specializes in the area of law that you are dealing with. If it is a motor vehicle accident, get an accident lawyer who specializes in motor vehicles. They will have the experience and the knowledge to help you get what you want.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

What Are The Top 10 Questions People Ask After A Car Accident?

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