Preserving Your Rights Now for Your Car Accident Claim Later On
Unfortunately, car accidents are quite common these days and there is no way to fully avoid them. Hundreds of thousands of accidents happen every single year just here in Florida. There are multiple scenarios of what could happen to your body should you happen to become involved in one of these collisions, and it is almost impossible to guess the outcome. You should be aware that either way, you may be entitled to recover for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injuries as well as to compensation for your pain and suffering. In order to have any chance of success with a car accident claim later on, it is important that you undertake steps today to help you preserve your rights.
Get Medical Attention Quickly
There is a good chance that you may not know you are suffering from injuries right after an accident as the symptoms of many injuries often take time to show up. The crash report authored at the scene is likely to depict things as calmer than they were. In addition, some more serious conditions such as internal bleeding are typically causing serious problems when symptoms begin to manifest. Therefore, you should always obtain medical attention as quickly as possible after any kind of accident, even if you think you feel fine.
Follow Through With the Doctor’s Orders
Anytime that you fail to comply with the stipulations and restrictions implemented by the doctor, you are unfortunately threatening any future accident claim. Take care not to display behaviors that could be interpreted as evidence that your injuries were not actually severe. That means that you should never return to work too early, should attend all scheduled appointments, and should not do anything in a place of public viewing that can be used against your claim.
Explore Your Legal Options Early
After you obtain the medical help you need, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you advocate for your legal rights. With the right legal assistance, there is a good chance that you will be able to obtain more relief than you would on your own. In addition to helping you navigate through the process of taking the appropriate next steps, you can also rest assured that you will have someone who will stop you from settling too soon for an amount that’s too low.
As the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm, we sometimes hear from accident victims who are looking for help after they have unsuccessfully attempted to handle the case themselves. As much as we wish we could help everyone who walks through our doors, we are sometimes unable to help people because they have allowed too much time to pass before seeking our assistance. Do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation. Even better, if you do end up hiring us after the consultation, we will not charge a fee unless we are successful in helping you obtain compensation.
The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Jacksonville, Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando and Daytona Beach areas.