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Mistakes to avoid after being injured in a car crash

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2024 | Car Accidents

If you are in a car accident while traveling in Florida, you might sustain significant financial losses. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills incurred as the result of a defendant’s irresponsible behavior. You may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages related to injuries sustained in a car crash.

Don’t avoid seeking treatment

One of the most common errors that car accident victims make is failing to seek treatment in a timely manner. Whether you see your doctor or go to the emergency room, seeking medical treatment in a timely manner can create a paper trial that will likely be useful in the future. In addition to obtaining key records, being seen as soon as possible gives you a better chance of obtaining the best possible medical outcome in your case.

Don’t forget about crash scene evidence

If possible, you are encouraged to take pictures or record video footage at the crash site. In the event that you cannot do so yourself, you can ask witnesses or other sources for any photos or videos that they took. Witnesses may also be willing to provide statements regarding what took place, which can bolster your chances of obtaining a favorable settlement. A police report may also be available for use as evidence during settlement talks or during a personal injury trial.

The defendant, the defendant’s insurance company and others potentially liable in your case will look for any reason to get out of paying you. Therefore, it’s important to be proactive in obtaining records or taking other steps that establishes that the other party’s negligence was the cause of your injuries.