Legally Pink Law urges you to call 911 after you have been involved in a car accident in Orlando, Florida but after you call them what should you do next? First off you should exchange information with all of the other drivers involved in the accident. It’s imperative you get their driver’s tag number, license number, and insurance company information. Often at-fault drivers will flee the scene so it’s important for you to make sure they stop and you exchange information.
It’s also important to seek out witnesses. Even if the person who is at-fault admits they are guilty, they may change their story after you have filed a claim. Witnesses will usually not wait for the police to arrive so it’s best to exchange contact information immediately incase you need their assistance in the future.
Seeking medical attention is also very important whether it is at the accident scene or sometime there after. You should fully understand the extent of your injuries and also it helps to have documentation of your injuries for the insurance company.
Legally Pink Law wants you to know that above all else, you should NOT discuss your injuries with the insurance company. Report the facts of the accident (what happened) to your insurance company but do NOT discuss your injuries. Adrenaline is flowing through your body and you may not feel the full extent of your injuries. Statements such as “I’m not injured” or “I’m OK” can and will be used against you by the insurance company. If you need a Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando, Florida then contact Carolyn Salzmann to schedule a consultation.