Steps to Take Following a South Florida Car Accident
Taking correct measures following the accident, however, may smooth the claims process and speed recovery.
September 20, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A car accident is never a pleasant experience. Once the initial shock subsides, it can become a stressful process to get a vehicle repaired. Recovery from an injury also adds another layer of difficulty. Taking correct measures following the accident, however, may smooth the claims process and speed recovery.
Immediately following an accident, there are several tips that will aid a personal injury attorney in seeking just compensation for injuries sustained in an accident.
Breathe Deep, Report the Accident and Exchange Details
First, try to remain as calm as possible. This is difficult with the adrenaline from an accident and any anger at the other driver, if he or she was at fault. Stress caused by the accident can easily get in the way of collecting valuable information.
Second, immediately report the accident to the police. This will ensure that you have a proper police report to support an insurance claim. In some cases, a police report may also include information about who caused the auto accident. Also, make sure to report the accident to the insurance company.
While waiting for the police to arrive, exchange insurance information with the other driver. Obtaining insurance information is crucial and leaving the scene where the accident occurred without this information is never a good idea. If the other driver is irate or irrational, wait for police to facilitate the exchange of information.
Lastly, take photos of the position of the cars, and any damage to your vehicle. Any injuries should be included in the police report. Having solid proof of any injuries and/or damages may become very useful in later proceedings.
Be Cautious When Hiring a Mechanic
The Better Business Bureau recommends that caution when determining which company to use for towing and repairs. Your insurance company may recommend a certain local company.
Do not give your vehicle to just any mechanic. Ensure the shop hires skilled mechanics and does quality work. This is crucial to getting a vehicle in proper working order. Talk with the mechanic, obtain recommendations from friends and look up reviews to ensure a quality repair.
Following these steps may feel tedious, but they will prevent added frustrations long after the accident and the initial shock. If a negligent driver caused the accident, contact an experience personal injury attorney to discuss all available remedies.
Article provided by Law Offices of Corey Leifer, P.A.
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