If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, you are in good company. Accidents happen to nearly everyone and in some instances, they can be quite traumatic. Whether you or your loved one has been injured or lost someone important to you, it’s important to know what to do next, plus where to go for help.
Winters & Yonker, Tampa’s personal injury attorneys offer quality resources to help guide you what to do after an accident. Were you involved or injured in a car wreck, uber accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, workplace accident, slip and fall accident, amusement park accident, product accident or even a swimming pool accident? When your injuries are the fault of another, you need legal assistance from a skillful and experienced injury attorney to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Should You Do After An Accident And In What Order Should You Do Them?
The order is important because it helps prioritize your actions and get out of stressful situations as soon as possible.
First – Stop. Take a Deep Breath and Call Emergency Services
After the car accident, immediately determine whether anyone is injured, that includes you, your passengers or anyone else involved. If so, call 911 to get an ambulance and police on the scene right away. Even if the incident was minor and everyone is cooperative, consider calling the police. That way you’ll have an official report to give to your insurance company. Plus, what might seem minor now may be major later.
Second – Preserve and Protect the Scene
Emergency services, insurance companies and your lawyer will want the most accurate depiction of both the event and the scene.
Do your best to protect the scene from being tampered with while you are taking photos from all angles to accurately document the scene.
Third – Exchange Information
Regardless of who is at fault, be sure to exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved.
Including but not limited to:
- Telephone Numbers
- Driver’s License Numbers From All Drivers
- License Plate(s)
- Vehicle Identification Numbers
Fourth – File an Insurance Claim
Contact your insurance company to get your claim started sooner than later.
Note – Do Not Underestimate Your Injuries
When you get in an accident, you might not notice your injury is worse than it initially seems. For example, a whiplash can cause long-term neck and spine problems. Or a minor concussion could lead to headaches and balance issues. Even if you don’t think you have been seriously hurt, do not neglect your or your passengers’ injuries. Don’t delay, talk to your doctor as soon as possible about what to watch out for and how to treat them properly. And again, take photos, you never know what looks like nothing now may really be something tomorrow or in the future.
Fifth – Seek Quality Legal Counsel
Contacting a trusted and experienced lawyer on the day of the accident or within a few days afterward is ideal. However, you can still hire a lawyer if you wait longer than that, but sooner is always better, especially if you or someone else suffered personal injuries in an accident, hiring an accident lawyer now is always the best practice.
What Are Some Of The Potential Effects On Your Body From a Crash?
During an accident, your body can be violently shaken resulting in damages and injuries. Most injuries manifest immediately however some injuries may take days or even weeks to surface. The delay in these injuries surfacing could potentially be life threatening if you don’t acknowledge them when they arise later.
Some of the most common injuries include broken or fractured bones, whiplash, internal injuries, burns, head and neck trauma, traumatic brain injuries, back and spinal cord trauma, injury and even paralysis.
Consult an Experienced Tampa Attorney
Being involved in an accident can be traumatizing and after suffering a personal injury, selecting the right personal injury lawyer can be one of the most important decisions you will have to make.
Don’t be weighed down with stress about what will happen next. Your Winters & Yonker Tampa personal injury lawyer is here to help you through this difficult time.
Our attorneys can determine if your injuries were a result of negligence by another person or company. We can get you a settlement for your medical bills and lost wages. Plus, we will win your case and help you recover after your personal injury accident.
Our experienced Tampa accident attorneys are available 24/7 to take care of your pain and suffering. If you are experiencing back pain, headaches, neck pain or any other pain that you feel is related to the accident, call Winters and Yonker today 813-223-6200 for your free case evaluation.
Contact Winters and Yonker to know your legal rights. Your successful claim is dependent upon the expertise and skills of your Tampa car accident lawyer. Tampa residents have trusted us for 20+ years of experience in dealing with accident claims and to protect their rights and interests in personal injury cases.
We aim to obtain maximum compensation for your damages. When you work with us, you can be assured that you are working with an experienced & dedicated local injury attorney. Know that you are protected with a relentless and aggressive Florida law team.
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If you live in Florida and have questions, concerns or are looking for additional information regarding your specific accident situation talk to our Tampa injury attorneys at Winters and Yonker call 813-223-6200 or contact us today for your Free Consultation.