Common Car Accident Questions in Fort Lauderdale
You’re driving to work on a Tuesday morning. You woke up early and you’re ready for the day. As you’re driving down the city, suddenly you see a car merging into your lane while you’re still in it. You look to your left to see if you can switch lanes so that there isn’t a car accident, but unlucky for you, there are already cars in that other lane. You still try to swerve but it’s too late and the car hits you.
Your head is still spinning, but it seems like time has stopped. The adrenaline is still rushing through your head, but you still try to make sense of what happened. You got in a car accident. You check your body for injuries and you feel pain in your chest and your neck. The car accident must have given you whiplash and thrown you forward. You get out of the car to see if your car is okay but it’s clearly totaled. Most of its parts are on the street like a murder scene. You have so many questions, but you have no idea how to go about it. This is where FLL Accident Lawyers can help you.
The Most Common Car Accident Questions
Who Do I Call After a Car Accident?
You should really only call 3 entities after a car accident. The only 3 entities are the police, your car insurance, and your personal injury lawyer. Why only these 3? The police will get you a police report, which will give the law’s view of who’s fault the accident was. The insurance company is the entity that covers your expenses and also you MUST report accidents like this. Not reporting it and trying to get away with it or calling too late might invalidate your ability to get coverage and compensation. And if you don’t have one, it is not too late to find one, but calling your personal injury lawyer is probably the best option. A personal injury lawyer from FLL Accident Lawyers will not only have your best interest at heart, but can combine your best interest with their knowledge of the law. Getting financial compensation for a severe car accident can be confusing and time consuming on top of the injuries you already suffered. A personal injury lawyer can guide you so that the process is smooth and stress-free.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
The first thing you SHOULD do is take pictures of the accident. Don’t alter anything. Keep everything as is. Just take pictures of the damage to your car. But don’t forget to also take pictures of the other person’s car as well. The other person’s car is just as important. Also take pictures of the road, and where the accident occurred. The way the roads are set up are also critical.
Other than this, following the standard procedures is all you need to do. There is nothing special to do while you are at the scene of the accident.
However, what you SHOULD NOT do is apologize. By apologizing, you are actually implying that the accident was your fault. Although it is messed up, never apologize for the accident. Being the nice person and trying to help can actually backfire on you when you are trying to get financial compensation for injuries that were caused by another person’s negligent driving.
Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents
After a car accident, we understand that some people might still be in shock. Many people recover quite quickly and get back to their regular lives, but that is not the case for most people. The severity of the accident and the fact that a car just hit you and almost killed you could still put people in heavy shock.
However, there is still a statute of limitations (time limit) for how long you have to file suit or claim the accident. In Florida, you have 4 years to file a suit for car accident injuries. We definitely don’t recommend waiting until the end of the time limit to file suit. Waiting it out could actually hurt your case and make it very hard to get financial compensation.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
A personal injury lawyer from FLL Accident Lawyers can help you get your financial compensation for the injuries that were caused by another person’s negligent driving.
With decades of experience and hundreds of cases won, our expertise and care for our client is unmatched. Although our end goal is to win the case for you, our first priority through the journey is to make sure that you are healed from your injuries more than anything.
We start with a free consultation session to identify your needs and see how we can help you. From there, we will start gathering data and documents to build you a solid case to get your financial compensation. If we can’t get full compensation from the insurance companies, our team is not afraid to pursue a lawsuit.
Remember, if you don’t win, then we don’t win.