From Accident to Trial, What You Need to Know from a Personal Injury Attorney
April 14, 2021
The moments after an accident can often be confusing and overwhelming. To best protect yourself, there are certain steps you need to take in order to receive compensation for your injuries. Depending on the nature of the case, it is important that you are in contact with a trusted local attorney immediately following your accident. From accident to trial, this is what you need to know from the personal injury attorneys at Cardillo Keith Bonaquist.
Assess the accident
Accidents happen. The first moments after an accident are sudden but vital to your case. If you or a loved one find yourself in this situation one of the first steps you should take is to assess the situation.
Safety is of the utmost importance in any accident, so be sure to contact local law enforcement and/or medical assistance right away.
Check yourself and your passengers for any injuries and take the necessary steps to get assistance if needed.
Next, take pictures of the scene. This is a good way to make sure you have the documentation to back up your case with facts and evidence. Take pictures of all the cars involved in the accident, the scene, and any surrounding traffic signals or signs.
Be sure to exchange information with the parties involved so that you can be in touch with the representatives of each party.
Here are some important bits of information to exchange between parties:
Contact information of drivers and passengers involved
Insurance companies and policy numbers
Address/location of the accident
Police officer name and badge number
Notify your insurance company
If you are able to do so, it is important to notify your insurance company immediately following the accident. In order to best be able to describe the accident and everything pertaining to the claim, don’t wait on this critical step as failure to do so may results in you having to pay unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses. Be sure to describe the accident itself and the damage to your vehicle, but do not make statements about any injuries until you consult with an attorney.
Consult with an attorney
When it comes to personal injury claims it is important that you consult with experienced and reliable attorneys. Each case is different which is why it is so important to choose the right attorney for the job. At Cardillo Keith Bonaquist we can provide you with the best possible legal advice for your personal injury case.
By consulting with an attorney, you should be able to determine the following:
Whether the negligence of another party was involved
If there is a defendant from whom to seek compensation
The extent and severity of your injuries to adjust medical costs
Establish potential liability
Determine value of claims
With over 45 years of experience in Naples, Florida, our attorneys offer the best legal advice for clients and their personal injury cases. Using our vast legal experience and an in-depth understanding of personal injury law, we will provide you with a strong case strategy aimed at helping you get the financial resources you need and deserve. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney or have questions regarding your case, contact Cardillo Keith Bonaquist today.