Daytona Beach Car Accident Lawyers – What You Need to Know
The worst thing about a car accident is that it happens when you least expect it. In Florida, there were over 402,000 car crashes in 2017. More than 166,000 involved injuries and over 20,000 of those left someone incapacitated to go back to their day to day life. At the Graham Law Group, we have experienced Daytona car accident lawyers who work every day assisting victims with cases like these.
After a car accident, and authorities have come and gone, there is typically a lot of confusion about what you should do about your circumstances. A minor fender bender usually has a simple solution, but many accidents are a result of negligence on the part of a driver. As experienced Daytona car accident lawyers, we will need to help you prove negligence of the other driver. With your help, we will guide you about how to do this effectively.
Here are things that you must do after a car accident to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your damages.
Collect Official Documents
There is a lot of paperwork involved in a car accident, all of which will be crucial to your potential legal case. A Daytona car accident lawyer will need to look through every document you can get your hands on including the police report, the other driver’s insurance information, your insurance information, your medical evaluation, your vehicle damage information, your work-related/work leave documents, and financial receipts relating to the accident. Regardless if you have all of this or not, you should gather these pieces of evidence as soon as possible for your attorney.
Collect Additional Evidence
Additional evidence will be paramount to your case. Your Daytona car accident lawyer will want as much physical proof as possible to prove negligence on the part of the other driver. Evidence such as photos of your injuries, x-rays, pictures of your vehicle, photos of the accident site, and photos of the accident (if they were taken.) Statements or correspondence with any witnesses or photos of nearby businesses can also be beneficial. Your Daytona car accident lawyer can seek surveillance video of nearby businesses, but if you have a list of this initial information, it will help your case move faster.
Hire a Daytona Car Accident Lawyer
Hiring an attorney for a minor fender bender with no injuries is not likely needed. However, if you or your property experienced significant injury or damage, the best action you can take is finding a qualified accident attorney. Before you speak to anyone about your case, especially the “at-fault” driver’s insurance company, seek a Daytona car accident lawyer to walk you through your legal rights. An attorney not only gives you more favorable results in a car accident claim but also protects you from insurance companies who will try anything to avoid paying you what you’re owed.
Stay Organized, Follow Medical Advice and Excercise Caution
Some of the best advice we can give you before even meeting you face to face are these three major points.
- Stay Organized – This will not only help us throughout the claims process but will help you feel confident about your case and alert you to questions you need answers to along the way.
- Follow Medical Advice – Part of the car accident legal process is following the advice of doctors for care and restrictions. Even if you are feeling great, you might forgo that beach yoga class, as some insurance companies will wait for you to make this kind of mistake. Companies will suggest that you are not as injured as you claim to be if you participate in activities that your physician doesn’t approve of.
- Exercise Caution – As you move through the car accident legal process, it’s crucial that you exercise caution surrounding your case. This means you should avoid speaking to anyone about your car accident and only speak through your attorney. Also, you’ll want to avoid posting anything on your social media channels, even if your profiles are private. Insurance companies have a sneaky way of learning about your day to day life in these spaces and are looking for evidence that your claims are false.
Is it time to speak with a Daytona car accident lawyer about your case? We are ready to listen to the details about your car accident and help you discover if you have a claim. Please contact us soon about setting up an appointment, and we look forward to working on your case to help you heal from this unfortunate event.