After a car accident happens, it’s a good idea to get as much information as possible from the opposing driver. Here are some of the things you should focus on while still at the scene. Sometimes, when a car accident takes place, people don’t get all the information when they call an attorney.
- Get the license information, of the other driver(s).
- Write down license number, name, address, ask for their phone number.
- Get the other driver’s insurance company name, and policy information.
- Get the license plate #’s and take pictures.
- Take down as much information as possible about the accident itself. Take pictures, video and an account of what took place from your perspective. This is priceless because stories can change over time. Some lawyers will take advantage of twisting your story about the accident.
- Secure the contact information of a witnesses to the accident.
- Make sure that the police arrive at the scene of the accident. Without a formal police report, it’s impossible to prove anything happened at all.
What to look for when picking an Auto Accident Lawyer
It’s important to choose a car accident lawyer who’s approachable to your needs. You shouldn’t seek a large law firm because you may find yourself always talking to a paralegal, or case manager. Try to find a law firm where you can develop a relationship with the head attorney. If you have questions, they should be answered by the auto accident attorney in charge of you case. If in the Tampa Florida, Dan Zohar is an excellent choice for representation for you Tampa Car Accident Case.
How much does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer?
A car accident law firm should only get paid when they win your case for you. There shouldn’t be any upfront fees. Most attorneys in Tampa work on a retainer agreement, working on a contingency fee basis – which means they only get attorney fees if there’s a successful recovery of compensation for the case.
Common Types of Car Accidents
The #1 common form of car and auto related accident are “Rear End Accidents”. Impacts from the rear of the vehicle. The common causes of these collisions are texting while driving or doing something related to a cell phone like talking or picking a new song via Bluetooth.
Front end impacts take place when the front of a driver’s vehicle hits something. This can be an immovable object, like a tree or wall. This can also be a movable object like an animal or pedestrian.
Flipped vehicles may be the scariest of accidents. It’s predictable what a car will do at higher speeds. If off balanced, a vehicle may flip and slide or tumble. For this reason, wearing a seat belt could be the difference between walking away from the accident or life altering injuries.
Low speed impact accidents can produce whiplash. Whiplash is may not show immediate symptoms. Therefore, it critical to record as much information about an accident no matter what type.
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