What to Know About Car Accidents
If you have been injured in a collision, you may be wondering what to know about car accidents. Talking to an attorney is going to be the best move. In the meantime, here is what you need to know.
What to Know About Car Accidents | First Steps
The first things that an individual should do after getting involved in an auto accident is first of all make sure that the officials are notified, the police are notified, if they need medical care they should avail themselves of medical care, taking an ambulance to the emergency room for example if needed , they should take photographs of the vehicle involved in the accident, they should get the name and information of the other driver, they should also get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses and basically take photographs of the scene of the accident, all vehicles and anything else that may be relevant to the accident.
What to Know About Car Accidents | Medical Care
If you sustain an injury in an auto accident you should seek immediate medical attention either going to the emergency room or going to a doctor of your choosing. If you’re in an accident and you’re covered by PIP or personal injury protection, you can go to any doctor or hospital of your choosing. Your bills as a result of the auto accident will be covered under your automobile insurance company not under any health insurance you have that may require you to go to your primary care physician or your primary care manager or HMO doctor, under PIP you are allowed to go to any hospital or doctor of your choosing.
What to Know About Car Accidents | Winning a Lawsuit
Oftentimes when people come into our office after a car accident we basically ask four questions. First of, who is at fault for the accident? Secondly, does the opposite driver, what we consider the at fault driver have bodily injury coverage? If not, do you have uninsured motorist coverage? And lastly what was the amount of property damage involved in the accident because oftentimes an insurance company and sometimes a jury will look at the amount of property damage to a vehicle in determining whether or not someone was injured or how badly that person was injured in the accident.
If you have been involved in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to call our experienced Tampa car accident injury attorneys to get a free consultation.