With the help of a Miami car accident lawyer or personal injury attorney, you can get compensation for any losses you’ve sustained. Our experts can piece together the scene and prove that you were the victim of an accident and not at fault.
However, it is certainly preferable that you provide us with all of the most relevant and useful information so that we can make the strongest case on your behalf.
So, what should you do if you are in an accident?
Look After Yourself
The first and most important thing you should always do after an accident is to check yourself for injuries and then to check any passengers. Yes, you should check yourself first as you won’t be any good to anyone else if you are in no fit state yourself! Just because you don’t feel any pain, that does not mean you might not be experiencing an injury with the pain masked by shock. This is why it’s so important to check yourself over for broken bones, deep cuts or other traumas.
Contact the Authorities
It’s very important to contact the authorities. The police can help you to handle the matter in an orderly and fair manner and will also make a police report. The police report will often indicate who the officer deemed responsible for the accident and that will help you a great deal in court. In the event the police officer did not accurately document what happened during the accident, don’t worry. We have investigators and experts to help us get to the truth, even if the officer made a mistake.
Obtain Contact Information
You should always exchange details with the other driver, it will make it easier to pursue them for compensation or get their insurance company to pay out for damages to your vehicle. It is important to get contact details even if you don’t think there was any damage or injury. You should also obtain vehicle information such as the registration number. This can further help us track down the owner. Likewise, you should have insurance policy numbers, vehicle identification numbers etc.
Speak With Others
You should speak to people on scene that might be able to act as witnesses, especially if the other driver is not forthcoming with their details or if you have reason not to trust them. You can also go into shops and ask if their CCTV may have caught the accident. This can be immensely useful as evidence.
Take photographs of your vehicle, of the other drivers’ vehicle and of the road. The road can help to provide clues as to what happened such as skid marks that may indicate the speed you and the other driver were traveling. This can be very useful in the hands of a Miami car accident lawyer. Likewise, photographs of your vehicle and the other drivers’ can evidence the amount of damage caused and can also help you to defend yourself in case the other driver accuses you of having caused more damage to their vehicle.