If you are a new driver, there is a good chance you have yet to get in an accident. Nobody wants these to happen, but when they do, they must be prepared. If you are wondering what course of action you should take following a car crash, here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes car accidents?
Car accidents are not always due to another motorist behaving irresponsibly. They can sometimes be caused by nasty weather conditions, such as heavy rain or black ice. They can also be caused by poor road conditions, such as potholes, or negligent road design. However, unfortunately, car accidents are most commonly caused by negligent drivers. Some examples of negligent driving behavior include the following:
- Eating while driving
- Texting while driving
- Navigating directions while driving
- Smoking while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Ignoring traffic signs and lights
- Disobeying other rules of the road
What should I do after a car accident that wasn’t my fault?
First, you should call the police and exchange information with the other party, including your names and insurance info. Throughout this interaction, you must remain calm and polite, no matter how hard it is to do so. The last thing you want is to escalate the already dangerous situation. You will then call your insurance company and report the accident. This starts the claims process. You should also always seek medical assistance following an accident, as a medical professional will treat your injuries and provide documents detailing their extent, which you may use to prove your claim.
How can I recover compensation following a car accident?
If you were injured in a car accident, you are most likely looking to recover financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. However, to recover compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney to help.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
The statute of limitations in Florida is four years, meaning you have four years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you do not, you will most likely lose your right to file a lawsuit.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the potential repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.