In this short video, your Florida injury attorney explains what to do after a car accident. Visit a doctor to get checked out and document your injuries for legal purposes.
If you are involved in a car accident, the first thing to worry about is your own health and safety. If the accident is of a serious nature, paramedics will usually be on the scene to assess your injuries. However, some injuries from a car accident can begin to develop over time and are not apparent right away. That’s why it’s very important to keep an eye on your health in the days following the accident. In many cases, our clients will report a sore or stiff neck or back after a car accident. If that soreness does not go away after a reasonable period of time, get checked out by your doctor.
If you are hurt in a Florida car accident, our advice is to immediately see a doctor if you think it’s necessary for a doctor to treat you for the injuries you’ve received. If your injuries are anything more than a minor ache or pain, we definitely suggest that you immediately go to an emergency room, your local doctor, or any type of specialist necessary to treat you for the injuries you’ve sustained.
Visiting your doctor after an accident will protect you and your health, allowing you to determine the extent of your injuries right away. Another important benefit of seeing your doctor is that it allows you to develop a track record for your injuries. In the event that we need to make a legal claim about injuries related to your accident, any documentation if helpful in proving your case.
If you’ve been in an accident and have any questions at all, please call your Florida Injury Lawyers or fill out the form on our website. Your health and safety is our first concern.