Even as a cautious driver who follows the rules, you may find yourself in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. Other drivers distracted by their phones, kids, or other habits increase your risk of getting hurt. Lower-speed “fender benders” that happen at traffic lights and in parking lots can also cause damages and injuries that can last a long time.
Also, improperly maintained vehicles, especially those with faulty brakes, can cause severe damage and injuries if involved in a crash. If you’re involved in an accident, it’s best to talk with a Winter Park car accident lawyer right away. Waiting can jeopardize your case and possible settlements you may be entitled.
You and your passengers may be disoriented after the crash. Make sure to call the police, remain at the scene, and take photos of the accident. If your accident occurred on a major road like Orlando Ave, Park Ave, or Aloma Rd, try to remain at a safe distance from traffic. If you are injured, take pictures of your injuries, if you’re able. Also, request contact information of any witnesses, including names, phone numbers, home address, and email address.
Although you should swap insurance information with the other individual, you should have no other conversation with them, including discussion of what happened. Do NOT admit fault. Phrases like “I’m sorry” and apologizing can be taken as an admission of guilt and used against you in court. Keep any conversation with the other driver short and only about necessary information.
Seek medical attention right away, even if you don’t think you’re hurt. Whiplash and other injuries don’t show up immediately. Getting medical care right away will not only help with healing but will also solidify your case later.
Once the initial part of the accident is over, it’s time to contact The Umansky Law Firm.
After an accident, you’ll need help healing from your injuries, repairing your car, and getting back to your life. There are many types of damages you may be able to recover, including:
Florida’s statute of limitations allows tw0 years to file your claim. After that period, your claim will be dismissed, and you won’t be able to recover damages for your injuries. That’s why it’s important to seek legal help as soon as you can. Investigating your accident and preparing your case takes time. If you wait too long, there may not be enough time to prepare.
We’ve been helping accident victims in Winter Park for over 25 years. Let us work and negotiate with insurance companies, and other attorneys so you can concentrate on getting your life back in order.
Insurance companies are prepared to offer you a tiny settlement and scare you into accepting it. Don’t let an insurance company–or anyone else–push you around while you’re hurting. Let us handle the insurance companies while you focus on healing. Call us today for a free consultation at (407) 228-3838 or use our online contact form.
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