6 Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

6 Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

Roman & Gaynor has earned a reputation as a proven Clearwater personal injury law firm. While our extensive experience, resources, and commitment to protecting the rights of the injured have allowed us to help numerous accident victims after they were harmed in preventable wrecks, it has also enabled us to handle all types of serious personal injury cases, including those involving auto accidents.

Having fought for injured victims and families across the state of Florida, our legal team knows how to level the playing field for our clients when they face off against insurers who want to limit the amount they pay on claims. We also know the steps and procedures injured victims should take following an auto accident, and how they can put themselves in the best possible position to recover the financial compensation they need to cover their damages, including their pain and suffering, medical expenses, missed work wages, and more.

If you or someone you love has been hurt by a negligent driver, remember that what you say and do can impact your personal injury case, and potentially your right to compensation. Remember these few simple tips whenever you’ve been involved in a wreck:

  1. Call the police – Law enforcement can help provide emergency medical aid if needed, speak to all involved parties and witnesses, and compile a police report of what happened in the incident. These reports can be crucial pieces of evidence in a personal injury case.
  2. Don’t discuss fault – Saying “sorry” or accepting blame in any way could mean that insurers think you’re at fault for causing the wreck, even if you did not. Never discuss fault or apologize – simply make sure medical aid is called if needed and get as much information as you can.
  3. Get information – Make it a point to gather as much information as you can from all drivers involved and any witnesses who may be available. These pieces of information are paramount to your case.
  4. Take photos – If you have a camera on your smart phone, take photos of the scene, damages to cars, and any visible injuries you might have. These photos can provide additional evidence for investigation and building your case.
  5. Get a medical evaluation – Seek timely medical treatment as soon as you are able to do so, not only because it is important for your health, but also because it provides evidence of your injuries. Don’t try to tough it out or think that nothing’s wrong. Let a medical professional conduct a full assessment to ensure you are okay.
  6. Know your rights – As a victim injured by the negligence of another, you have the right to pursue a recovery of any damages that follow your accident and injury in the civil justice system. You also have a right to have legal representation when navigating the personal injury claim process.

Roman & Gaynor is led by Attorneys Mark Roman and Morgan Gaynor, both of whom are Board Certified Civil Trial Law Specialists by the Florida Bar who have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims injured in auto accidents. Our attorneys and support staff know how to help car accident victims from the very moment they reach out to us, and we have the tools and resources to help them take the most appropriate steps toward protecting their rights and recovering the financial compensation they need.

If you would like to discuss a recent car accident, truck accident, or any other type of traffic collision with a member of our team, contact us today for a free consultation.

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