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What Should You Do When Injured In An Auto Accident?


No matter how much you plan, there are some things that you just can’t prepare for. When an accident occurs, you may find yourself facing a serious recovery process – one that can take a long time and tremendous amounts of effort.

An injury can leave you not only physically struggling, but financially as well. An accident that wasn’t caused by you can be even more frustrating since your physical and financial burdens are due to the actions of someone else.

In these situations, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries. If an accident was caused by someone else, you shouldn’t be left responsible. And seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit may be the best way to ensure that you get the financial help you need.

But what can you do to improve your case? There are certain things that you’ll need to do in order to ensure that your case goes as smoothly as it possibly can and that you get the restitution you deserve. With that in mind, here’s a rundown of some of the main things you need to do when injured in an auto accident.

• Get Medical Help – If you’re injured, one of the first things you need to do is to seek medical attention. This is important not only to make sure that you’re in good health after an accident, but also that you have a solid paper rail of your injuries and expenses. The longer you wait to get medical help, the harder it will be for a Florida personal injury lawyer to show that your injuries are related to your accident.

• Take Photos – Evidence can help you prove your case as well, and by taking photos of the accident scene you’ll be better equipped to prove that fault. You should always take care of yourself first, but if possible try to get the evidence you need – including taking photographs.

• Get An Attorney – Getting a personal injury lawyer for your Florida accident is one of the most important steps that you can take. Your lawyer will be able to help argue your case, show that you deserve compensation, negotiate a settlement, and even take your case to the courts if needed. The legal process is long, complex, and confusing. Having a pro on your side is important, and the sooner you get a lawyer the better your chances of getting compensation will be.

• Don’t Accept Settlements – This isn’t a ‘what you should do’, but instead a ‘what you shouldn’t do’. Insurance companies and the legal teams for the other side often offer settlement amounts that are lower than what you really deserve. Let your attorney review your case and make a determination as to what is fair before you agree to anything. Otherwise, you could end up costing yourself a lot.

• Keep Records – Whether it’s your medical bills or the hours that you miss due to your accident, keep a record of every expense or issue related to your accident. The more information you have, the better you’ll be able to show your attorney what you’re owed – and the better they can prove it in the courts.

An accident can change your life dramatically, and not for the better. If you’ve been injured in an accident it’s important that you take all the steps you can to get help. Our lawyers can make it easier for you to get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to get your free consultation and learn more about your rights and how we can help.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

What Should You Do When Injured In An Auto Accident?

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