When it comes to car accidents, getting into one can be a very scary thing. Often it can be even more devastating if a friend or relative is seriously injured or even killed as a result of a crash. Thousands of people are left with damage to their cars, lives, and worst of all, themselves.
Do you know what to do when you’re in a car accident? It may be in your best insurance to contact an experienced car accident attorney and figure out if you have a case. You may be able to get compensation for your injuries and more– read on to find out more.
There’s nothing enjoyable about you or someone you love being in a car accident. The stress that occurs during and after the accident can be horrible. You may be scared to ride in cars, to drive, even to leave your home. Going to the doctor can be stressful, and routine checkups and treatments in addition to bills mean that experiencing an accident is costly on your mind, body, and wallet. No one wants to be in an accident, caused by others or themselves. The cost is just far too high.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, contacting a lawyer to see what your options are is crucial. The quicker you get in touch, the more quickly you can get yourself together to pursue your case. The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas want to help you figure out what you can do in order to get compensation for your injuries. With three locations in Florida, we make it easy for you to stop on by and consult with our experienced lawyers.
Tips for When In An Accident
- Check yourself for injury.
You or someone in your vehicle may be injured. Be sure to ask everyone if they are okay and check yourself to make sure you are okay.
- Do not move if you suspect you are seriously injured, unless the car is at risk of exploding.
If there is smoke coming from your radiator and it seems the car is at risk for catching fire and/or exploding, then attempt to move. However, if you suspect or know that you are seriously injured, stay put. Internal injuries can be very bad; moving may cause more damage. Wait until the paramedics come if it is safe to do so.
- Call an ambulance if no one has but people are injured. Call the police and stay put. Do not leave the scene.
Call emergency services immediately if anyone is hurt. Contact the police and remain at the scene until the authorities arrive.
- Carry an emergency kit in your car.
Putting an emergency kit in the back of your car can be very helpful. Include a first aid kit, emergency contacts, medical information, pen and paper, safety cones, flares, and anything else you think may be useful. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
- Move car out of traffic’s way if possible.
You don’t want your car to obstruct traffic and get damaged or cause others to get into accidents.
- Document time, damage, and information of drivers.
If you are able to think clearly, try and get details of what happened. This will be useful later. Take photos of the scene if you have a camera or your phone with you.
- Contact a reliable law firm.
An auto accident lawyers will be able to help you figure out your next move.
Make the most out of being in an auto accident. If you have been injured, contact The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas today.