If you or a loved one suffers a car accident that results in a death or serious injury, you should protect your health and finances by contacting an experienced auto accident attorney at the Curry Law Group in Tampa, Florida.
Their experts in car accident lawsuits and personal injury lawsuits will fight to shield you from liability and to win the compensation you deserve. They can also prevent you from making missteps that could harm your case.
If you’re involved in any type of vehicle accident – even what seems like a minor fender-bender, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles advises that you should immediately contact law enforcement so that an officer can write an official accident report.
This report will protect your rights in any car accident claims and lawsuits. Don’t let an at-fault driver talk you out of calling police by offering cash to cover any damage to your car. That driver could later sue and claim the accident was your fault.
If you’re safely able to do so, you should also:
- Get the other driver’s name, their insurer’s name
- Take photos of evidence: skid marks, traffic signage
- Take photos of any damage to the cars
- Talk to witnesses and get their contact information
- Do not admit to any wrongdoing or liability
- Provide only your contact and insurance info
Should the accident result in serious injuries or death, contact a car accident attorney at the Curry Law Group as soon as possible. The firm can obtain the police report, contact witnesses and gather other evidence to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and the repair or replacement of your vehicle.
Every Florida driver is required to buy “no fault” (Personal Injury Protection) insurance. Under that policy, your insurance provider will pay 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages – up to a total of $10,000.
But some injuries may not be immediately apparent – such as whiplash — and other traumatic injuries may cause a disability and require a long period of treatment or lifetime care.
And your injured passengers may file their own car accident claims or lawsuits.
As the victim of an accident caused by another driver, you would need to hire a car accident lawyer to recover any other damages from that driver.
There are certain deadlines that must be met in order to ensure you will be compensated.
And if liability is an issue, Curry lawyers can determine:
- Was the other driver phoning or texting?
- Have a history of speeding, aggressive or careless driving?
- Was the driver impaired by alcohol or drugs?
- How long had the driver been on the road?
- Is it a personal vehicle or a company vehicle?
- Was the accident captured on a traffic camera?
These are some of the reasons you may want to talk to a Tampa car accident attorney at the Curry Law Group.
And even if you think that your insurance will cover all the damages, you may want to consult with a Curry attorney who can explain what you can legally expect. That extra knowledge may smooth your dealings with the insurance company. And it may speed things up if they are made aware that you are speaking with an attorney.