What To Do After a Car Accident
Get to Safety Immediately
Florida law mandates that you should move your vehicle (if possible) to the side of the road after an accident. This prevents the risk of further accidents or injuries from taking place.
Check Yourself for Injuries
Be sure to thoroughly assess yourself and any passengers for injuries. Neck and spinal injuries can be severe and may require medical attention to avoid worsening the issue.
Contact the Police
If it hasn’t happened already, call 911 to have an officer and medical attention come to the scene. The police will gather evidence and make a written report.
Exchange Information With the Other Driver
You should obtain the insurance information for the other driver so you can file a claim. If the other driver doesn’t have insurance, still get their contact information so we can follow up with them.
Gather All Available Evidence
Take photos and video of the scene, including damage to both vehicles, any damage to surrounding vehicles or structures, skid marks, and bodily injuries. You should also not the other vehicle’s license plate, the time and day of the accident, and any communications with the other driver or witnesses. If there are any traffic signs nearby affecting the accident, such as a “Yield” sign, document those as well.
Speak to Witnesses
Speak to any witnesses that stopped to assist. You should note their contact information, what they saw, and any other communications with them.
Call RHINO Lawyers’ Daytona Beach Car Accident Lawyers
After all the immediate medical and police matters are handled, we recommend you contact RHINO Lawyers as soon as possible to provide us with the details of the case. We can begin building your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.
No-Fault Coverage and Why it Matters
Florida is a “No-Fault” state, meaning that auto insurance companies are required to pay out regardless of who was at fault for the accident. No-fault policies require that you seek medical attention within 14 days after the accident in question. A lot can happen in 14 days, and in many cases, people do not even know the full extent of their injuries. This is why it is crucial that you seek effective legal counsel through an experienced car accident lawyer.
These insurance policies carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits that can cover up to 80% of medical bills and 60% of lost wages. While these numbers may seem high enough, the reality is that many policyholders do not even receive this full policy limit amount. This results in inadequate treatment for your injuries and can lead to more problems down the road.
The expert attorneys at RHINO Lawyers can help make sure you receive the full scope of coverage benefits and then some. We aim to help our clients focus on their recovery so they can get back to their pre-accident condition.
Compensation For Your Injuries
There are many injuries associated with vehicle collisions. Some are short-term, others long-term, but they can drastically affect your livelihood either way. Neck and spine injuries are among the most common given the whiplash phenomenon that often occurs with accidents. Other common injury types include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, cuts or lacerations, loss of limbs, and eye injuries. In some severe cases, car accidents can result in permanent disability or disfigurement.
Whatever the case may be, you want to ensure you receive compensation that will cover your medical expenses, prescription medications, and lost wages. Not to mention compensation for emotional damages, loss of quality of life, or travel costs from visiting medical specialists.
RHINO Lawyers has the experience to fight for your entitled compensation. While Florida is a no-fault state, that doesn’t mean you should leave any money on the table when it comes to your recovery. We can help you secure compensation that will address the above injuries and issues that may arise.
Schedule your Free Case Analysis to see what we can do for you.
Act Fast for Best Results
As time passes after an auto accident, it becomes increasingly more difficult to gather evidence, speak with witnesses, and build a strong case. This is why it is recommended you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after being injured. The sooner an attorney can get to work, the sooner you can obtain an injury claim settlement.
Can I Still Receive Compensation if I’m at Fault?
Being at fault for an accident does not always eliminate the potential for compensation. You can still seek compensation for your injuries given that Florida is a no-fault state. We recommend you contact an experienced car accident attorney for assistance.
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Call 844.RHINO.77 or fill out our online form to speak with a representative about your case. We can schedule a Free Case Review and get you on the path to recovery. You can also reach out to us via Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and FaceTime should you prefer. We pride ourselves on accessibility and communication.
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