In Florida, a motorist is under a duty to drive carefully and prudently. This includes the duty to control the vehicle and be alert at all times. Most rear-end accidents are caused by following too close and lack of attention. If your case involves an improper or negligent left turn or right turn, these cases are usually vigorously defended by the big insurance companies. In these types of cases, often times, all you need to prove is that the defendant driver made an unsafe turn.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, there are certain steps you should immediately take to protect yourself:
- Immediately contact the police and report the accident.
- If possible, write down as many details about what happened and information on all parties involved in the accident, including their name, address, license plate number and insurance carrier.
- If the accident is out of danger of oncoming traffic and it’s safe to walk around, take pictures of the accident scene for your files if you are able.
- See a doctor to document your injuries and get medical treatment.
- Keep receipts and bills for all expenses relating to your claim, including bills for any repair work on the damaged vehicle, medical costs, prescription costs and lost wages.
- Contact an attorney.
A car accident can lead to injuries ranging from minor to severe, including death. Whether you have suffered minor neck and back injuries known as strains or sprains, or major injuries such as spine injuries, including bulging and herniated discs, call The Law Offices of Jason A. Deitch, P.A. for advice on what type of medical care is best for your needs. Additionally, we have a long history of working directly with our clients and their doctors to make sure that every injury, no matter how big or small, is thoroughly investigated and later able to be adequately explained to the big insurance companies and/or to a jury.
Please note that there are often injuries that are “hidden,” such as head injuries and traumatic brain injuries. If you have suffered a concussion or have been knocked unconscious in a car accident, you have technically suffered a head or brain injury which may cause headaches, dizziness, loss of concentration, anxiety, anger, aggression, irritability, lack of restraint and difficulty with thinking and understanding. The Law Office of Jason A. Deitch, P.A. has vast experience in handling these types of injuries.