What to Do if Involved in an Auto Accident
Shock. Confusion. Anxiety. All of these are natural feelings to have after
an auto accident.
Attorney Bryan Caulfield is dedicated to helping injured motorists recover as quickly as possible.
He also understands that accidents happen, no matter how safely you drive.
You can rely upon his experienced legal guidance and trusted advocacy
to help you and your loved ones through this time.
What Should I Do In Case Of A Car Accident?
Having a game plan for before and after a car accident can greatly help
your case, should you decide to pursue a lawsuit against the other driver(s).
Steps to take before an accident:
Buy “stackable” Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM): This can protect you and your family if you are in a car accident and
the other driver has no bodily injury liability coverage. A stackable
plan allows you to combine the coverage limits on each vehicle you own.
Buy medical payments coverage: Bryan Caulfield recommends that his clients buy medical payments coverage
to cover the cost of medical bills, and even lost wages.
Create an accident pack: Always carry an accident pack in your car. This should consist of a camera,
pens or pencils and index cards. In the event of an accident, you can
photograph the scene and take notes about what happened.
Wear your seat belt: Not only can a seatbelt save your life, it’s also the law. In Florida,
your failure to wear an available operational seat belt can be used against
you to reduce the compensation owed to you for any damage attributable
to your non-use of a seat belt.
Whether you are in a car,
motorcycle accident in Pinellas County, Our Clearwater
car accident attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Steps to take after an accident:
Take photos: Take pictures of the property damage and vehicle positions before the
vehicles are moved as well as scene and evidence photos showing skid marks,
Record contact information: Keep contact information about all other witnesses filed away.
Cooperate with police: Completely cooperate with responding police officers.
Record medical problems and care: Seek immediate medical attention and fill out all forms completely to
document all major and minor injuries. Make sure to inform your doctors
about all of your injuries. People often neglect to report seemingly minor
injuries, such as knees striking the dashboard. But if you later require
surgery, initial records could make the difference as to whether insurance
companies believe your injuries were caused by the accident.
Call your insurance company: Report the accident to your insurance company. Your policy typically requires
immediate reporting to your insurance carriers of the loss. You should
consult a lawyer prior to this if possible.
Hire Bryan Caulfield: Attorney Caulfield can protect your rights, advocate your case, and maximize
and coordinate your insurance coverage and work to make a recovery for
you or a loved one — at no cost unless you win!
Bryan is Available 24/7! Call Now!
An auto accident can cause pain and suffering for you and your family that
can last a lifetime. As an experienced Clearwater car accident attorney,
Bryan Caulfield is proud to handle personal injury cases in St. Petersburg,
Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, East Lake and all of Pinellas
County. For client convenience, he is available 24/7 and offers consultations,
Don’t hesitate. Call (727) 308-6060 and ask for Bryan for an
immediate, complimentary case consultation!