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After the Accident: Info You'll Need

Advice From Our Car Accident Lawyer in Tallahassee

What you do in the crucial few minutes immediately following an auto accident can have a huge impact on how well you recover both physically and financially. Unfortunately, however, your thinking during these first few minutes will likely be clouded by the natural fear and disorientation you may feel. These feelings can be further compounded if you or a loved one were injured in the accident.

Despite the limitations of the situation, it is vital that you understand clearly what auto accident information to gather at the scene so that you can have access to the information you need to ensure a full recovery. Our Tallahassee personal injury attorney has experience with these cases and knows what to do in the event of an accident.

Safety First

Before any personal or auto accident information is exchanged, the health and safety of everyone involved should be protected. First and foremost, any injuries should be attended to and police and medical personnel should be called. Vehicles should be moved out of the road if possible, and the entire area should be inspected for potentially dangerous conditions.

Exchanging information

Once it is safe to do so, it is vital that you acquire specific information about the accident and the other drivers involved.

The information about other drivers involved that you will need to collect will include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Driver’s license number and expiration date
  • Insurance company information
  • Make, model, and license plate number of car involved

In addition, it is important that you write down the names of any witnesses to the accident. Take pictures, if possible, of damage to your car and of the entire accident scene. All of this information may be vital for your insurance claim and to receive compensation if you find yourself needing to file a legal claim down the road.

Clear thinking at the time of the accident and accurate gathering of pertinent auto accident information may make the difference between having to cover the medical and property damage costs on your own and receiving the compensation to which you are entitled.

To discuss your injuries and your case with an experienced Tallahassee car accident attorney at Shapiro Law Firm, P.A. call us at (850) 629-7226 today.

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