Leesburg Florida car accident lawyer discusses the three things that you must do at the car accident scene to protect your rights.
Weeks and months after a car accident information that is available at the scene cannot be duplicated. If you are involved in a Florida car accident, you must do the following to protect your rights:
Hi I’m Guy DiMartino, author of a Florida Guide to Car Accident Cases with today’s one minute auto accident tip. Today, I’m going to tell you the three things that you MUST – and I mean MUST do at the car accident scene.
- Report the accident to law enforcement – don’t just exchange information with the other driver. It is important to report the accident to law enforcement in case somebody questions whether the crash actually happened.
- If the paramedics come to the scene. Let them check you out. One of the underhanded tricks that insurance companies and insurance defense lawyers do is question the injured person about the lack of problems at the scene. Here is a common group of questions: Q. Did the paramedics come to the scene? A. Yes. Q. Did you let the paramedics check you out or take you to the hospital? A.No. At closing argument the defense lawyer will argue that you were not injured because “we know” that injured people wouldn’t turn down medical attention.
- Get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident. Again, this will be important if any factual disputes about the accident develop.
Most folks don’t think about these things until it’s too late, however, a little forethought can save you a lot of frustration and heartache if you’re injured in a Florida car accident. If you have any questions about your accident or would like a free copy of my book “A Guide to Florida Car Accident Claims“, give me a call.