Auto-accidents are incredibly stressful, unpleasant and oftentimes traumatising events. Not only your physical well-being is affected, but also your mental health. Depending on the severity and the type of accident, the effects can be long-term if not even permanent. Many times the physical and mental side effects can be softened simply by taking the correct steps at the scene of the accident, and afterwards. For instance, visiting a medical clinic for a check-up immediately after the accident puts you in a better position in your insurer’s eyes, thus increasing your chance of receiving higher compensation.
We know that at the scene of the accident, with all the adrenaline rushing through your blood, it is difficult to remember all the procedures. Therefore, we have made a compact list of the steps you should take now to reduce the stress later
We highly recommend you to contact our expert Plantation car accident lawyer for a consultation to see how they can make this process even easier for you.
Make sure your car maintenance is up-to-date
It is always important to know what is going on with your car. Do not ignore the unusual sounds or sensations your car is giving you. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that on average 45,000 accidents are caused by vehicle malfunction annually, out of which a large proportion is due to poor maintenance. Therefore, it is crucial that your annual check-up is passed and that you always check your car before setting off on a long journey. This way you can avoid an accident in the first place!
In case an accident occurs and your maintenance is not up to date, regardless of who was at fault, you will not receive full compensation.
Make sure your documents are up-to-date
To avoid misunderstanding and further stress during an accident, make sure all the relevant documentation is inside your vehicle, or on you. The requirements related to vehicle documentation vary from state to state. Also, the validity of documentation must be kept in mind, as some might need regular updates. If you don’t have the correct paperwork on you during the accident, it will make the situation less favorable for you.
Therefore, to find out what documentation you need to always have on you when driving, contact our car accident lawyer in Plantation for advice.
Check your insurance policy
Insurance companies are incredibly tricky to deal with. They make the process of claiming insurance demanding in terms of the procedures they require you to follow and in terms of paperwork they ask for you to submit. Not obliging to their requirements will make your claiming process much longer and might even reduce your compensation. Therefore, read your insurance policy carefully, and call the provider is necessary. Familiarise yourself with the procedures relevant to car accidents – possibly even take note of them and keep it in your car.
Consult our car accident lawyer in Plantation
To understand the state law and learn about your full responsibilities as a driver, you should contact a car accident lawyer. Researching these things on your own will be incredibly time consuming and possibly the information won’t be true.
Contacting us now, before the accident occurs will give you a peace of mind, but we also offer legal post-accidental services.
About our attorney near you!
Rafael Gonzalez, Esq. is our extremely experienced, passionate and professional car accident lawyer in Plantation. His services are not limited to the ones that have been offered in the past. If you, or you loved ones, have recently been involved in a personal injury accident, contact us to find out what we can offer for your specific case. Our attorney is committed to “guide you through the legal maze, inform you of your rights, and help”.
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