What do I do if I am in a car accident? If I am involved in an automobile crash caused by someone else, what should I do? And, who can I turn to for help in recovering damages to my vehicle and for my injuries? Tallahassee auto accident law firm Milles Law is here to answer all of your questions with no obligation or fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
If there’s significant property damage, personal injury, or death, you need to call the police. Ask that a crash report be filed in situations where police do arrive at the accident scene. If a crash report has not been filed by law enforcement (i.e., if only a driver exchange of insurance information form has been completed), then you’ll need to do so within 10 days of the car accident.
Insurance companies will claim that any “gap in treatment” means that you were not truly injured regardless of merit. Sadly, insurance companies (even your own insurance company) often use litigation tactics to deny or underpay claims by those seriously injured car accidents. In Florida, you must seek medical care within 14 days of your auto accident to be able to get all that you deserve through your own PIP coverage. Milles Law can answer any question you have on this subject often is confusing to persons injured in car accidents.
Take photographs of any damage to your vehicle or other vehicles involved in the car wreck as soon as possible after the auto accident. Most people have “smart” phones with the ability to take photographs. Taking photographs of the crash scene can preserve invaluable evidence. Of course, you must always be mindful of safety first.
Promptly tell your insurance company you have been in an car accident. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies deal with their customers with the “good faith” that is required under law. It is prudent to speak to an attorney who can help you understand what compensation that you are entitled to so that you do not get low balled by an unscrupulous insurance company. Be mindful that insurance company’s try to obtain recorded statements that often are not with your best interests in mind. Therefore, it is wise to consult an attorney to help you deal with an insurance company that may not be looking out for you.
If anyone was injured in the accident, it’s best to consult an experienced attorney with a track record of success. Attorney Milles has successfully represented hundreds of seriously injured and recovered millions of dollars on their behalf. An attorney can help you maximize your recovery if you’re injured. Attorney Milles is available to walk you through every step of the process.