What To Do After A Car Accident
What Steps Should I Take After A Crash?
Car accidents are some of the most stressful experiences anyone can face in their lives, but it’s important to do your best to keep a level head and focus on collecting the information you need to plan ahead. If someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions caused the crash, it may be in your best interest to file a lawsuit to secure compensation to cover any damages you may have incurred – after you and your passengers receive the medical treatment you need to recover.
Call us at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney today.
At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa car accident attorneys have dedicated their careers to working with injured victims to provide them with experienced and passionate legal representation. Through our efforts, we have helped our clients secure the legal outcomes they require, and we will continue to fight for their rights for as long as our services are needed. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help you and begin preparing for the next steps in your case.
What Can I Do While At The Scene Of The Accident?
The most important thing you need to prioritize is checking yourself, then your passengers, for injury. Even if you don’t notice any immediate injuries, there’s a good chance your adrenaline is numbing pain from internal injuries. No matter what, you should get yourself checked out by a doctor as soon as possible – this will help ensure you receive the treatment you need to recover, and will give you proof of injuries caused in the accident which can be used to prove your case in court. Other items to collect and steps to take include:
- Your Crash Report: We can help you obtain a copy of your crash report, which is a vital piece of evidence. We can track down the law enforcement agency that took down your report. We can also compile other necessary information such as medical records, crash estimate, and insurance information.
- File Reports with the Bureau of Motorist Compliance: In Florida, when you are involved in a car accident, you will seek a final judgment from a Florida court (in your jurisdiction) against the party who caused your accident. Our firm can help you file these reports with the Bureau of Motorist Compliance to take action, for example, against a driver if they didn't have auto insurance or sufficient auto insurance to cover the cost of the damage you sustained.
- Communicate with Your Insurance Provider: When we represent clients involved in automobile collisions, we can take on communications with your insurance company (as well as the other party's insurance company). We can make sure you report and submit information in the time allotted so that your case is not harmed by a technicality. We are also prepared to deal with unresponsive insurance companies to prevent or remedy insurance bad faith.
- Proof of Insurance Coverage: The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) will need to see your proof of bodily injury and property damage liability coverage. We can provide this and related information to the DHSMV.
The Right Lawyer Can Make A Difference
Pursuing legal action after suffering a serious injury is important when your car accident was caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of another driver, and it’s something you don’t need to pursue alone. Our Tampa car accident lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks understand what’s at stake, and will work with you to ensure you understand everything you need to do and fight to secure you the compensation you deserve. Call us at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your case with one of our lawyers today, or start out with a case consultation by sending us your information through online form.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.