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After being involved in a car accident you should do the following: stay calm, gather evidence, make a list with the names of everyone present, notify the police, do not sign any statements, do not admit liability, document your injuries, and contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible.
When a severe personal injury occurs, you could be overwhelmed and might do things that can compromise your chances of recovering the just amount of money.
What to do following a serious injury? Here are the vital things you should remember:
Information is the most vital piece of any personal injury compensation claim. Follow our guide and increase your chances of recovering money for your injuries by holding accountable the responsible parties.
Families of fatal car accident victims are, of course, preoccupied with funeral arrangements and end-of-life proceedings following the crash. However, it is important to realize that there is also the possibility to recover monetary damages.
If the family suspects that another driver's negligence might have caused the crash, they should contact the Florida Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies that investigated the accident and ask for their reports. If there were another driver who acted in a negligent manner or who was driving while intoxicated and caused the crash, the state would probably file a criminal lawsuit against him. With or without the criminal trial, surviving family members still have the right to file a civil lawsuit against the responsible party with a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death compensation in Florida includes the following damages: medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and future support, loss of companionship and mental anguish.