Do’s and Don’ts Following a Car Accident

Even a minor car accident can become complicated with the involvement of the police, first responders, doctors, hospitals, multiple insurance companies and lawyers that represent you, the driver of the other vehicle and the multiple insurance companies. People often wonder if their lives will ever be normal again after a car accident because they feel overwhelmed and confused in addition to dealing with possible injuries.

The experienced Orlando car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. have been assisting our clients in the Orlando, Florida area cope with the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents for almost 25 years with compassion and concern for our clients ability to have a secure future free of medical bills and the worries that accompany a life-altering car accident injury.

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Confusion, Chaos and What To Do

In the confusion and chaos following a car accident it is important to assess the situation and decide who needs medical attention, if there is a continued danger from oncoming traffic or the likelihood of a fire and take whatever steps necessary to ensure your safety and the safety of the others involved. The safety of the injured is the primary concern in any motor vehicle accident. Do everything possible to make certain serious medical needs are addressed quickly and effectively before you do anything else.

How to Proceed after the Accident

Immediately after the accident it is important to do the following:

  • Help the injured
  • Preserve the accident scene from further damage
  • Call police
  • Gather pertinent information from those involved and witnesses
  • Keep a diary or record of events for future reference
  • Notify your insurance company
  • Contact an experienced car accident attorney

Immediately after the accident, it is important that you don’t do the following:

  • Don’t leave the scene of the accident
  • Don’t apologize or admit fault
  • Don’t speak to the other driver’s insurance company without your own legal representative advising you.

Please contact the Orlando Florida auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. who have many years experience helping injured Floridians recover the financial compensation they deserve for the injuries they have suffered. Our attorneys would appreciate the opportunity to assist you in your efforts to receive fair and just compensation for your injuries quickly and successfully. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of Florida and in the Orlando, Florida area.