Compensation For Injuries Occurring In Auto Accidents
A car accident can turn into a complex event, resulting in medical, legal and lifestyle consequences for an injured person and often family members, too.It is important to get a thorough investigation underway as soon as possible to discover and document:
- The causes of the crash and who was responsible
- The seriousness of the injuries
- The injured person’s immediate, long-term and projected lifetime needs
What To Do And Not Do After A Car Accident
For best results and to protect your right to recover compensation, we offer the following advice for injured people, family members or friends after a crash:
- Do cooperate with first responders such as police, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who arrive in an ambulance, and others tending to the scene of the crash.
- Don’t say, “It was my fault!” or submit to lengthy questions about what happened.
- Get immediate medical attention for anyone who was injured. This may mean calling an ambulance or going to urgent care for a prompt evaluation. Don’t wait to see how the injured person feels the next day. Waiting too long to see a doctor can lead to accusations that the injured person is feigning or exaggerations or complaints of pain.
- Preserve all available evidence from the scene of the accident, such as names and contact information for witnesses; information about where the wrecked car is towed; photos of the scene and injuries; photos or quickly recorded memories and descriptions of road conditions and other aspects of the surroundings
- Report the accident to your car insurance company but do not give a statement before you have legal counsel.
Considerations For Investigation And Recovery
A successful injury claim or lawsuit may bring the compensation the injured person needs to recover a livable lifestyle.A thorough investigation will consider medical issues as well as determining the cause of the crash, liability and other legal matters. Gathering evidence from the scene of the crash is important before eyewitnesses and the crashed car become impossible to track down. A lawyer’s guidance is especially essential when injuries are serious and losses are great.
Initial Consultations Are Free And May Be Time-Sensitive
Above all, we urge you not to delay contacting us after a serious car, truck or motorcycle accident in Florida. The lawyers at Marie A. Mattox, P.A., truly care about your well-being. We bring much knowledge and experience to the table. Learn how we can help by calling 850-641-8988 or sending an email inquiry for a prompt response.