Most of us spend an inordinate amount of time in the car, so much so, in fact, that you may feel like you do live there at times. You probably have a place for your coffee, your soda or water bottles, a place to stash personal items, CDs, and perhaps even a little stash of snacks and clean-up supplies (especially if you travel with kids frequently). Because you spend so much time in the car, behind the wheel with very little happening usually, you may often not even remember going from point A to point B. As traffic incidents continue to rise across the US, though, you must be more vigilant about defensive driving than ever.
If you ever are in a car accident, know what to do ahead of time. If you are injured, medical help should be called for immediately. On your arrival to the hospital or doctor’s office, getting treatment should be your priority despite adjusters for the other side already calling. After that, it is in your best interest to call a skilled car accident attorney. When you pick up the phone, and there is an insurance adjuster on the line getting ready to pelt you with questions, you may feel stress. That is normal, and the good thing is you don’t have to deal with that stress—in fact, you should not! Direct the other insurer to your car accident attorney immediately.
Although just the act of communicating about the accident and discussing the details may be stressful (and even awkward) if it does appear that you have a case it is undeniably in your best interest to let a legal professional handle everything. Insurance adjusters are skilled at tripping up other policyholders; for example, they may ask about your medical problems from the car accident. You may be eager to be extremely forthcoming about the injuries you are experiencing or whatever pain you are in, but the extent of your medical condition may not be fully known yet by doctors, and other bodily damage may emerge later as is so unfortunately common in car accidents. It is in the best interest of your case not to speak with adjusters—they may act like your friends, but their job is to spend as little time and money on your claim as possible!
We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after car accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!
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