Plantation Car Accident
“It almost seemed like he didn’t even try to stop.”
“Now how am I supposed to get to work?”
“This could not have been a worse time.”
“Everything just happened so fast!”
“What am I supposed to do now?!”
A Plantation car accident is a serious situation to deal with. Even if the other party admits fault, this does not mean that their insurance company will be any more likely to pay for the damages to your car, or your medical bills. The ensuing legal battle can result in years before you are compensated for your losses, and may result in little to no monetary award if you do not retain legal counsel. Therefore, if you have recently suffered a Plantation car accident, you should get in contact with a Plantation car accident attorney as soon as possible.About Plantation
Located in Broward County, Plantation is home to about 85,000 thousand residents. However, because it sits in the populous South Florida metro area, tens of thousands more travel to and through the area on a daily basis. This sets the stage for many different traveling accidents, including auto collisions, truck accidents, pedestrian injuries, and more.Basics: What to Do After a Plantation Car Accident
While it usually happens without notice, it is helpful to be aware of best practices following an auto accident to ensure that you limit injuries and protect your legal rights to recovery. Some things to keep in mind following an accident:
- Secure the Area: If there are noticeably serious injuries, determine their severity and call an ambulance if necessary, and finally, sure to remove yourself from the zone of danger. Under Florida law a traffic report to be completed if the accident results in at least $500.00 of property damage, injury, or death. So your first step should be to call 911 and report the accident, making sure to inform the operator if any injuries suffered that may require immediate medical attention.
- Move your Car: If possible, move your vehicle to a safe location, usually a median or the shoulder of the road. Secondary accidents are common, and it is helpful to minimize the risk of another driver getting caught in the middle of the situation causing more harm.
- Exchange Information: There will be legal and insurance details to handle after the accident, and so ensure that you exchange information with everyone else involved. At the very least, be sure to get their 1) insurance information, 2) driver’s license number, and 3) vehicle registration. If other witnesses are in the area, also get contact information from them. They may be needed to make statements later to explain what happened.
- Take Pictures: If possible, take pictures of the cars, their location, and anything else that might help explain what happened. It may seem clear at the time, but disputes will likely arise regarding road conditions, weather, and many other details which may impact possible legal cases related to the accident.
- No Matter What, Get Medical Help: It is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident, even if you think that your injuries are only minor. That is because some harm may not show itself until hours or even days after an accident. This also guarantees that you will have a medical report if the insurance company, if later they determine it to be necessary.
As soon as possible after the accident, seek out an attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected. It is important to do this before speaking to the your or the other side’s insurance company--because those statements may have an impact on the legal matter.
In the Plantation area, please contact one of our experienced car accident lawyers here at Gerson & Schwartz for your free consultation. We can be reached at at (877) 475-2905. Once we understand the details of the accident, if we are able to take your case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect any fees for our services unless you receive compensation for your damages.
In some circumstances, your claim for recovery may be time sensitive, so it is vital to the success of your case that you contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible, to ensure maximum recovery for your losses.