What to do After an Auto Accident

Serving Orlando, Kissimmee, and Central Florida

The immediate aftermath of an auto accident is absolutely crucial. Orlando car accident attorney David Best understands that you have a lot on your mind after being the victim of someone else's negligence, but it's never too early to think about your legal rights.

The steps you take after your accident will play a significant role in any future legal action you might take. Too many people make understandable mistakes that severely handicap their chances of successfully pursuing justice and compensation.

We don't want that to happen to you. By following the recommendations on this page, you can protect yourself and your legal rights.

If you're a resident of the Orlando, Florida area and you need an experienced car accident attorney, please call 1-800-282-2378 for a free consultation.

How To Protect Yourself

There are no guarantees in personal injury law. No ethical lawyer can honestly tell you that if you do X, Y and Z after an accident that you will have a successful claim.

However, it is undeniably true that there are steps you can take that will help your chances of acquiring the justice you deserve. These steps include:

  • Always seek medical attention. If an ambulance was called to the scene, let them check you out. If there was no ambulance, visit a hospital or your doctor as soon as possible. Even if you think you're fine, it's important to remember that some injuries take a long time to fully show themselves.

  • Exchange insurance information. You're probably angry after the accident, but it's important to remain calm and hold a civil conversation with the other driver. Don't admit fault. But you should exchange insurance information and take down the name and contact information of the other driver.

  • Document everything. The legal system is all about evidence, which is to say, it's all about documented, proven information. You can't acquire too much after your accident. Take pictures of the scene and the vehicles involved. Request copies of any police reports taken at the scene. And certainly request copies of any medical records generated during your treatment.

  • Speak with our Orlando car accident lawyer. Finally, arrange a free consultation with our attorney as soon as possible. Mr. Best will use his decades of experience to evaluate your accident and determine if you have a claim. He'll advise you on the best path to take. Don't try and determine for yourself if your accident qualifies for a personal injury suit.

And above all, move quickly. The legal system's machinery works best if it is thrown into motion as soon as possible after an accident. Give our attorneys a chance to investigate your wreck while evidence and memories are fresh.

If you've been hurt in an accident in the Orlando, Florida area and need an experienced car accident lawyer, please contact The Best Law Firm Florida P.A for a free consultation.