Recently Injured in a Car Accident Through No Fault of Your Own? Here is What To Do

Florida routinely makes the “worst states for driving” lists. Aggressive drivers, congestion, population density, and tourists unfamiliar with the roadways all contribute to our state’s reputation as being a difficult one to for drivers – and our high auto accident rate.

If you are involved in an automobile accident, you need to know what to do to protect yourself, especially if you are not the one at fault for causing the accident.

What To Do After A Car Accident

Immediately after a car accident has occurred you want to make sure all drivers and passengers are okay and out of the way of other cars, if possible. Then:

  1. Share information at the scene. It’s critical to share contact information, license plate numbers, vehicle information, and insurance information with the other driver at the scene of the accident. This may be your only chance to do so and you will need it later if you pursue an insurance claim or a personal injury case.
  2. Report the accident. Call 911 if there are serious injuries or an unsafe situation. Accidents that result in more than $500 in damage must also be reported to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  3. Seek medical treatment. Even if you only feel a bit sore, it is always a good idea to see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident. Many injuries, especially those to the head, neck, and back can become worse over time. An early medical record will also help build your case if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.
  4. File an insurance claim. Regardless of who was at fault in the accident, you must file a claim with your own insurance company. They will investigate the situation to determine fault and estimate damages.
  5. Consult a personal injury attorney. If you or a passenger have been injured in a car accident, talk to a personal injury attorney about your situation. Consultations at The Fighter Law Firm are free and no-obligation. We can give you an honest assessment of your situation and recommend a course of action. There are no fees unless we win your case.

The Burden of Proof Lies With You and Your Car Accident Attorney

Under Florida law, the burden of proof for proving negligence in a car accident falls to the victim. Yes, that’s right – the one who didn’t cause the accident has to prove that the other party did cause the accident. Not only does the victim have to prove that the other driver was negligent, he/she also has to prove that the negligence led to the victim’s injuries and that the victim deserves compensation as a result of the accident and/or injuries.

That’s a lot to expect of the average driver, which is why we can’t stress enough that the very first thing you should do after being involved in a car accident that causes injuries is contact an experienced car accident attorney at the Fighter Law Firm for help. You should not have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence.

We value customer service and explain our process during your consultation. No high-pressure sales tactics from our law firm, what you see is what you get. Call us at 407-344-4837 to set up your free consultation with an attorney – not a caseworker. Our office is conveniently located in Orlando.


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