Most of us like to believe we’re safe drivers who go above and beyond to avoid accidents. And in many cases, that notion holds true. Some people even go their entire driving careers without getting involved in crashes. However, on other occasions, regardless of what motorists do, incidents are inevitable. Thus, Florida drivers should learn what to do and not do following a car crash.
We obviously cannot discuss everything here, as the list can go on and on, but hopefully, this article will answer some of your questions. Then, if you are involved in a minor fender-bender or major collision, you’ll have an idea of what to expect. So, if your interest is piqued, please, stick around and read on to learn more.
Should You Provide Aid To Those Injured?
Florida law requires drivers to provide reasonable assistance to those injured in auto accidents. So, should you provide aid to those injured in a car crash you’re involved in? The answer is yes. Even if you aren’t trained in first aid, CPR, or other things, you can still help. All you’ll need to do is get on the phone with a 911 operator, and they’ll walk you through what to do and how to do it.
Should You Let Your Temper Get The Best Of You?
Tempers can get heated quickly after auto accidents. However, that does nobody any good. Rather, it only causes more problems if anything. For example, what if a shouting match leads to somebody hitting another person with their fist or a tire iron? Then, they’ll likely be looking at an assault charge or worse. Hence, keep calm, cool, and collected when a crash occurs, and with any luck, that will ensure arguments don’t arise.
Should You Take Pictures Of The Accident Scene?
People who have access to their cell phones should absolutely take pictures of the accident scene, providing that they can do so safely, 911 has been called, and the injured have been given reasonable assistance. Personal injury lawyers may need the photos to build cases that support the positions of their clients when seeking compensation. Then again, the images might be necessary to prove you weren’t at fault if the other party attempts to sue.
Should You Seek Medical Care?
Whether you seek medical care after an accident or not is strictly up to you. However, you may want to consider getting evaluated at the hospital just to make sure all is good with your health. After all, there could be internal injuries that can only be found through testing. Thus, get checked to ensure no harm comes to you later. This can also be beneficial for a personal injury lawsuit. Then, nobody will be able to say you got the injuries in another way because you got diagnosed immediately.
Should You Post To Social Media?
After a car crash and while you’re involved in a personal injury case, yes, you can post to social media, but you need to be mindful of what you post. The attorney disputing your claim can access your social media accounts to use images, videos, etc., against you. For instance, if you have a hurt neck and back but post a video of you drinking and dancing the night away, they can use that to say you’re not actually as injured as you say you are. With that in mind, we do not recommend anyone injured in a crash to stay out of social media until your case has been resolved.
Should You Contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh?
Florida auto accident victims who need legal representation do not need to look any further than Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh. The firm has the experience and means to take cases to trial and win if necessary. However, the attorneys are also excellent negotiators that get matters settled out of court. So, don’t delay any longer. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation today.