The Moments after an Accident Are Crucial—Follow These Steps.
After your car accident, you may be confused, disoriented, and in shock. Your main concern is the safety of you and your loved ones. But your actions during this time may have a major impact on your chances of getting the money you deserve.
If you were injured in an auto accident in Tampa or Orlando and are not sure about what you should do next, give the car accident lawyers at John Bales Attorneys a call. We have helped many auto accident victims move forward with their lives, and we will do everything we can to help you, too. Contact us at (800) 225-5564 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Steps to Strengthen your Case
What you say to police and even the location of skid marks on the asphalt may be used as evidence in your auto accident claim. But if you follow a few simple steps after the accident, you can protect your health and strengthen your case:
- Get medical attention.Even if you do not think you were seriously hurt, see a doctor anyway. Car accidents can cause internal injuries that may take time to develop.
- Record the crash scene.Use your camera or cell phone to take pictures of the crash scene. Be sure to capture damage to your vehicle and any accident-related markings on the road. You should also take pictures of any injuries to you or your loved ones.
- Stay silent.If you think you were at fault for the accident, do not admit it to the other driver or the police. The accident may have been beyond your control, but an admission of guilt can potentially damage your chances of getting compensation.
- Call a lawyer.The sooner you talk to an auto accident lawyer, the better. Evidence needs to be collected right away, and if you wait too long, you may give the insurance company a head start building its case against you.
We Can Help You through This Time
At John Bales Attorneys, we know that the aftermath of a car accident can be a difficult and stressful time. You are in pain and worrying about paying your bills on time and getting back to work—legal paperwork is the last thing on your mind. That is why we want to help build your case and help you and your family get the money you are owed. Call today.