December 14, 2017

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What Should you do in the Event of an Auto Accident in Orlando?

The first thing you should do if you are involved in a traffic accident in Orlando is to call the police and then file a police report which will include the names of everyone involved, where they live and their telephone numbers, the details of their insurance, and if you feel that any laws were violated.

Secondly you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you think you were not injured. Some injuries do not appear immediately such as whiplash or internal injuries so it is best to be on the safe side.

You should then take the time to record in writing exactly what occurred. Remember to write down the date and time, weather conditions and anything else you can think of, as if the case goes to court it can take several months or even years, so you may well have forgotten all of the details by then. You should also take photographs of the scene immediately after the accident, and use the camera on your cell phone should you not have a camera with you.

If you are injured make sure that you follow through with all of the suggested treatment and keep all of your records as again they can prove to be invaluable in court.

If you receive any correspondence from the other drivers or from an insurance company, do not reply nor sign anything. You should take any documentation of this nature to your attorney first for them to check. In addition if an insurance company calls you, simply take their telephone number and tell them your attorney will contact them and if the insurance company offers you money immediately then do not accept it, especially if you have not finished your medical treatment.

You should consider this regardless of whether you are injured in Orlando or anywhere else in the US.  If you are injured in Boston, check out the law firms listed in the Boston law firm directory – BostonLawFirms.org.