It is time to start thinking about 2014! As we approach the holidays and the hustle and bustle that comes along with it, remember to take extra precautions while on the road. Car accidents can be tragic, and injuries that are sustained in a car accident may snowball into a timeline of treatment and therapy that may take months to complete. If you are involved in a car accident, it is always important to know what steps to take to protect yourself and your potential personal injury case.
First Steps To Take In A Car Crash
As soon as possible after you are involved in an auto accident it is imperative to seek medical attention. Usually, at the scene of an accident, 911 is called and if you are facing dire injuries you should immediately go to the hospital. You may also seek similar medical facilities to determine the extent of your injuries and pinpoint the necessary steps towards rehabilitation or surgery that might be necessary to your health.
If the injuries sustained in the accident are not severe or life threatening, it is important to pull off to the side of the road so you are not obstructing direct traffic. Next, gather necessary information about the accident for purposes of your potential legal suit.
Important Information To Gather At The Scene
At the scene of the accident it would be beneficial to gather the following; identification of all occupants including: full legal names, contact numbers and alternative phone numbers, residential addresses, as well as emails. Collect and take photos of any property damage from vehicles involved and injuries sustained from the accident. Also to mention, taking photographs of the actual accident scene can be beneficial to your legal case such as but not limited to: debris, skid marks, the position of the collision in correlation to the road or traffic signs.
Upon the arrival of responding officer(s) and ambulances it is to your benefit to request any and all identifying information on the officer(s) that responded to the incident. Gathering their information can help in the event of any missing information from your drivers exchange report or crash report.
Seek Legal Representation
Injured parties should also always contact a car accident lawyer for legal consultation and general information on how to proceed following an accident. For example, there may be situations where an attorney may review aspects of your case that add additional value to your claim; or an attorney may be necessary to negotiate medical bills as you seek medical treatment. Additionally, seeking legal aid will ensure protection for you and your loved ones in the event an insurance company contacts you. Remember if an insurance company contacts you regarding your injury claim, do not offer any recorded statements without first consulting with an attorney.
Call Blick Law Firm today for you free case evaluation pertaining to your personal injury claim. Attorney, Michael Blickensderfer has over 25 year’s legal experience. Blickensderfer served as a Former Prosecutor and Marine. This Christian-based law firm is located in beautiful Carrollwood, Tampa FL. However, Blick Law Firm handles cases throughout the entire state of Florida, New York and New Jersey. Think quick, Call Blick! Call 813-962-5936 today!