What to Do After a Car Accident in Miami?

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 which can compromise your chances of recovering the just amount of money. For example:

  • You might make a statement in which you admit full responsibility
  • You might fail to gather crucial evidence to support your case
  • You might exceed the statute of limitations to file your claim

What to Do Following a Serious Injury

Here are the vital things you should remember:

  • Try to stay calm. Make sure you and anyone else involved receive proper medical attention.
  • Gather as much evidence as possible at the scene. Almost all of us have a camera close at hand on our mobile phones. Gather information about the circumstances of the accident, including illumination, road or floor conditions, weather condition, and any sustained property damages.
  • Take down witness information. Write down names, addresses, and the insurance companies of the other people involved or potential witnesses.
  • Notify the police. Give a written statement. If a criminal act was committed against you aboard a ship in international waters, ask the crew to notify the FBI or do so yourself.
  • Do not sign any statements. Don't make any agreements with insurance companies.
  • Do not admit liability. Never admit to being at fault, because you may later realize your accident could have been avoided if the third party had acted in another way.
  • Document your injuries. Keep all medical bills
  • Contact a Miami personal injury attorney. Do it as soon as the circumstances allow it.

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.

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