Five Steps to Take After an Ocala Automobile Wreck

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In 2015, the state of Florida had 374,031 automobile collisions[1]  causing 243,234 injuries. With this many car wrecks, it is likely that you or someone you love will be involved in an auto crash.

If you’re associated with an automobile crash, you may have injuries along with some or all of your passengers. During trying times like this, it is difficult to remember what steps to take immediately after a crash occurs.

  1. If the collision was comparatively modest and the cars are moveable, contemplate driving your vehicle over to a safe location on the side of the road. If you or anyone at the scene was injured, or if it would be dangerous to move your car, then exit the vehicle as fast as possible. Proceed to a safe location on the side of the road that is a safe space from the accident scene.
  1. Authorities: Be sure to call the police for assistance. Even in mild traffic incidents, law enforcement can help redirect traffic, if necessary, and prepare accident reports. Depending upon the extent of any injuries, it can also be crucial to request medical attention.
  1. Exchange Advice: Exchange your name and insurance information with any drivers involved in the wreck. Additionally you will need the license plate numbers of other vehicles involved. It is unnecessary for you to supply further personal information regarding your home address or your injuries.
  1. Photos. If you’re safely able to do so, try to capture photos of the private cars in addition to the scene of the collision. Photographs of the damage caused to your own vehicle as well as any road debris may be helpful to prove your claims for damage.
  1. Make Calls: After you have received any needed medical treatment, it is necessary to contact your own insurance company and to supply them with all of the details regarding the wreck.

Ocala Automobile Crash Attorneys

If you find that you’re involved with a car crash and have sustained injuries, it’s important to speak to a Marion County auto collision attorney so that you can discuss your case and determine if anyone is liable for the damages. Call the lawyers at Meldon Law for them to discuss your case. Call our office today for a free consultation at (352) 629-5700 or (800) 373-8000 or use our online form.

References:

[1] https://firesportal.com/Pages/Public/QuickStats.aspx

 

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