I Was Just in a Car Accident! What Should I Do Now?

A Quick Reference Guide to Follow After a Vehicle Accident

We know you  may have a few questions, so after you’ve reviewed the steps in the infographic above, take a look at these Q&A (Questions & Answers) below.  If we don’t answer them here, don’t hesitate to contact us at (954) 428-9333

Q:  What if I don’t have an attorney?  

A:  Ask a trusted friend or family member to recommend an attorney who specializes in auto and personal injury accidents.  Then contact the attorney and ask if he or she can represent you.  The attorney should evaluate the situation immediately.

If you don’t have an attorney, contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., a reputable Florida-based law firm specializing in vehicle accidents and personal injury cases.  When you contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., about representation for an auto accident case, the firm will provide a free consultation to help you understand your rights and obligations.  A firm representative can meet with you at the law office or at a convenient location for you.  If you select Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. to represent you, the team will take the lead and contact all necessary individuals, allowing you to have peace of mind while you recover.

You can contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at www.goldmandaszkal.com or (954) 428-9333 anytime.

Q:  Why shouldn’t I tell the auto insurance company any details right away?

A:  Many people are shocked or stressed after an auto accident.  With adrenaline pumping, many accident victims don’t realize the extent of their injuries.  Moreover, accident victims are commonly concerned about a child, another passenger, or the vehicle.  So when the insurance representative asks if you are hurt, and you reply “I’m ok.  I’m just worried about my daughter,” the insurance company will take note.  You just locked yourself into a response.

And if you wake up the next morning in severe pain…guess what?  The insurance company already has a defense against you, citing that you were “ok” after the accident.

Remember:  Don’t discuss your injury with anyone other than the police, emergency medical team and your attorney.  Soliciting accident victims is illegal!

Q:  Why can’t I discuss any information about the accident with anyone else? 

A:  This information needs to remain confidential.  Don’t give others the opportunity to obtain information on the extent of your injuries (or those of other passengers.)  Other individuals, such as an independent field adjuster or insurance agency contractor, may contact you and attempt to lock you into a response that ultimately benefits them and limits your potential recovery compensation. Remember:  Don’t discuss your injury with anyone other than the police, emergency medical team and your attorney.  Soliciting accident victims is illegal!

Q:  Why would I receive calls or solicitations from individuals claiming to be a representative from my insurance agency or my attorney?  

A:  Unfortunately, after a car accident, more and more victims have reported receiving fraudulent calls from individuals claiming to be lawyers or medical personnel.  These unethical callers are soliciting information about the accident and your injuries.  Discussing the accident and extent of your injuries with them may limit your ability to recover injury compensation as well as lost wages.  In addition, soliciting victims of auto accidents is illegal. Don’t be solicited; be ethically represented! 

Remember:  Don’t discuss your injury with anyone other than the police, emergency medical team and your attorney.  Soliciting accident victims is illegal!

Find an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you and recover the lost wages and injury compensation you are entitled to.

Did you find this reference guide helpful?
If so, print a copy for your records and forward this to friends or family members so that they are prepared!  You may also like to review our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Goldman & Daszkal, P.A.

Since 1990, Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. has provided reputable legal representation to people throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.  The firm has helped thousands of individuals recover compensation from motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, product defect and liability cases, pharmacy errors, and negligent security cases to cover medical expenses, pay bills, take care of their families, and return to work.  Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can help you get the relief you need to start living your life again after a serious injury.  For a free and confidential consultation, contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at 888-504-HURT (4878).

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