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What is the first thing I should do after a Florida car accident?

What is the first thing I should do after a Florida car accident?

What is the first thing I should do after a Florida car accident? | Emerson | Straw | Injury Law | http://www.emersonstraw.com/ | Matthew Emerson | Wesley Straw | (877) 428-4177 | 1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

The first thing you should do in Florida after a car accident is take stock of yourself medically, which would be either call 911, maybe call your primary care physician. You also may have responsibilities to contact your insurance carrier when you’re medically able to do so. After that, I think it’s important that you contact an attorney. There could be time considerations with respect to when and where you seek medical treatment that could impact your ability to fully recover under yours or the at fault driver’s insurance policy.

How long does it take to settle a Florida auto accident case?

How long does it take to settle a Florida auto accident case?

How long does it take to settle a Florida auto accident case? | Emerson | Straw | Injury Law | http://www.emersonstraw.com/ | Matthew Emerson | Wesley Straw | (877) 428-4177 | 1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Auto accident cases can vary depending on the severity of the crash and the severity of your injuries. In cases in which you’re fortunate, and you don’t sustain significant permanent injuries, they can be settled at a much quicker passage of time than if you’re in a significant motor vehicle accident and suffer very grave injuries that require surgery and rehabilitation going forward. Those types of cases take longer to resolve, because we have to know the full extent of your injuries before a settlement offer can be made to an insurance company.

Can I receive money even if the Florida car accident was my fault?

Can I receive money even if the Florida car accident was my fault?

Can I receive money even if the Florida car accident was my fault? | Emerson | Straw | Injury Law | http://www.emersonstraw.com/ | Matthew Emerson | Wesley Straw | (877) 428-4177 | 1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

In Florida, if you bear some but not all of the fault for causing an automobile accident, you may very well be able to recover under your automobile insurance policy. I strongly recommend that in every auto accident situation you contact an attorney who can assess the accident report, the mechanism of how the accident happened, and tell you and give you an informed legal opinion about whether you do bear all of the fault for your accident.