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Car Crashes | Hit and Run | Legal Advice Tampa

Car Crashes | Hit and Run | Legal Advice Tampa
callWhether you have been involved in a car crash or a hit and run accident it is important to seek a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights. There are many different types of personal injury cases which require the insight and expertise of an attorney able to handle your claim and protect the rights of you and your loved ones.

Here are a few scenarios to consider for preventing potential accidents:

Pedestrian Cross Walks

Traffic around this time of year is heightened and as a result may cause distracted driving. Always be extra cautious when crossing the street and use the required street traffic signs. Pedestrian accidents may occur because the pedestrian assumes the driver is aware of the person crossing the road which may not be the case.

Make sure you do not put yourself in a situation where you are relying on the driver. Cross the street as directed by traffic signs and always double check that the driver acknowledges your presence before crossing.

Car Safety

To prevent car crashes this holiday season it is helpful to get your vehicle checked for maintenance. Car accidents arise not just from distracted drivers, but also from car malfunctions, flat tires, brakes, and engine problems and alike. Getting the proper vehicle check ensures safer driving on the road for not just you, but those around.

Seat Belt Safety

Make sure you wear your seat belt properly. Injuries arise in auto accidents mostly when drivers and their passengers are not wearing seat belts. A seat belt limits severe injuries or even death if an accident occurs. In today’s age, cell phones and forms of communication are on the rise.

No Texting and Driving

In Florida, texting while driving is enforced with recent law on banning texting and driving. To decrease car accidents claims in Florida; texting while driving for those living in Florida has officially been banned and is expected to be followed.

Drinking and Driving

If you have consumed any amount of alcohol do not get behind the wheel. Drinking and driving is a serious risk for you and those around you. DUI charges are severe in Florida and involve serious consequences that will affect you now and in the future.

For more preventative steps for a safe and happy holiday contact Attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer of Blick Law Firm for a 15 minute legal consultation. Think quick, call Blick.

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Hit and Run Accidents

Auto accidents can be devastating, and often times result in not only property damage, but also severe injuries that require extensive medical attention and treatment. The stress and pain associated with automobile accidents can be extensive, and there are many situations when the victims of a car accident cannot afford the medical assistance needed to treat their injuries. To make matters worse, each year motorists across the country become victims of hit and run accidents, and are left devastated by the actions of another driver.

If you have been hit by another driver who fled after the accident, it is important to immediately attempt to gather as much information as possible about the vehicle and/or driver. It is extremely helpful to your case if you can provide a description of the vehicle that hit you, and any identifying information that can be helpful when filing a police report and an accident claim with your auto insurance company.

If you cannot obtain identifying information about the vehicle or other driver, at least write down the location and time of the accident, and as many other details about the sequence of events as you can, including any potential witnesses to the accident, their names, and contact information.

It is very important to contact law enforcement and file a report immediately after the accident; even when it seems like a waste of time due to lack of information about the other driver or incident. Having a police report can be helpful to you when filing the auto claim with your insurance, and memorializing at least some of the details of the incident in writing.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and have questions concerning your rights, call Blick Law Firm today at 813-931-0840 to schedule a free 15 minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!

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