Tips for Your Auto Accident Case

If you've been involved in an auto accident, and are planning on filing a personal injury claim, you want to do everything possible to maximize your compensation and ensure you have a winning case.  There are some very important things you should do immediately after an auto accident that could significantly affect the value of your claim.  These eight tips below can maximize your value and increase any potential settlement.  

1. Gather Evidence

If your injuries allow you to move around the accident scene, you should gather as much evidence as possible.  A jury will decide your case based upon the evidence presented.  So, take lots of pictures and videos and collect witness statements.  The more evidence you can collect, the better your case will go.

2. Be Careful What You Say at the Scene

Although you may feel you should communicate with others at the scene, especially those involved in the accident, you must exercise discretion when talking. You are under no obligation to state whose fault you think it is, how you think injuries occurred or any other information.

Using discretion in what you say is very important as you could make your future claim more complicated.  You also do not want to create conflicts with others involved which could be related to the accident.

The most important piece is never to admit fault to the other party or the police. Accidents happen fast, and you may not fully understand what happened, so sometimes it can be difficult to conclude who exactly was at fault.

3. File a Police Report

A police report needs to be filed so that each individual involved in the accident has a record of the incident.  The information in the report such as who was involved and their address will be important.

A police report will also serve as a record of the facts regarding the accident.  This report can be used in court should your case go as far as a lawsuit.  Police reports are also useful to establish who was at fault for the accident, which may help your insurance company.

4. Seek Medical Attention

As soon as possible, you should seek medical attention for your injuries.  Even if you are not sure how extensive these injuries are, you should consult with your doctor and follow any treatment plan that is recommended.

5. Keep Records of all Expenses and Costs Related to Your Injury

You may likely incur multiple expenses and costs related to your injury when involved in an auto accident. These expenses can include:

  • Medical Exams and Diagnostic Testing
  • Hospital Costs
  • Expenses related to property damage
  • Insurance Deductibles
  • Lost wages (if your injuries result in not being able to return to work)

6. Use Caution When Dealing with Insurance

If you involve your insurance company with a personal injury claim, it can make the legal process more difficult.  It is often necessary to work with your insurance after an auto accident, so check with attorneys at Batts-Daniels Law regarding information that should be shared regarding your accident.

7. Do Not Sign Documents or Forms Without Attorney Consent

Do not sign any type of document or form without talking to your attorney at Batts-Daniels Law first.  Without understanding the contents of these documents, you cannot be sure how it will affect the outcome of your case or your future.

8. Understand Which Type of Lawyer Will Help You the Best

Not all personal injury attorneys are the same. Some have specific areas of specialty, such as:

  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Accidents involving commercial vehicles
  • Automobile accidents

Batts-Daniels Law is dedicated to representing people throughout the state of Florida who have been involved in an auto accident. Choosing the right attorney to represent you when you are suffering from auto accident injuries is important. With Batts-Daniels Law, you will have an accident attorney who will represent your best interests aggressively and help develop a strategy to maximize your compensation.

If you've been involved in an automobile accident and suffered injuries, don't waste another moment.  Contact our office at 833-33-BDLAW to ensure you receive the representation you deserve!

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