With distracted driving and phone use at an all-time high, car accidents are rarely "accidents." You can ruin your health and injury case if you do not take the proper steps following an accident. If you're feeling pain after an accident, you must:
- Seek medical attention. Go directly to the hospital or follow up with a qualified medical professional within the first 48 hours after the car crash.
- Contact a local injury lawyer, preferably someone in Miami or Broward County.
- Do not post or mention anything about the accident on social media until you speak with a lawyer.
- Other than to report the accident, do not speak with the insurance company about the facts or details of the accident until you speak with a lawyer. This is true for both insurance companies, the at-fault driver and your company as well. (Insurance companies are rarely your friends)
The 48-72 hours after the car wreck are typically when people make the most mistakes. Things like delaying medical attention or making a statement with the insurance company before speaking with a lawyer can completely destroy your case right as it begins. Also, there is often evidence that will help prove the other driver is at fault which only has a very small window your lawyer can preserve it before that crucial evidence is lost forever.
If you were recently in a car wreck, call me now so we can discuss your options.