How to Effectively Protect Your Rights After a Florida Vehicle Accident with Injuries
When our clients face significant injuries, their futures are hindered by long-term medical care and the inability to work while suffering from severe pain and out-of-pocket expenses that can jeopardize their financial stability.
Our Indian River County personal injury lawyer knows how to best protect our clients’ health, finances, and legal rights after they have been injured by another person or party’s negligence.
Here is how.
Seek Medical Treatment Immediately After Your Injuries Occur
If you were not rushed by ambulance from the scene of the accident where your injuries occurred, go to the emergency room, or see your primary care physician immediately.
Identifying your injuries is paramount to your ability to treat them, so you can move forward with confidence while undergoing all treatment directions recommended by your physician(s).
Seeking immediate medical care, and following all instructions, will also help support your legal claim, so you can pursue the financial outcome you deserve.
Never Talk to Insurance Company Representatives Without Legal Representation
Once the at-fault party’s insurance company becomes aware an accident with injuries occurred, they may contact you to get your side of the story.
Never agree to give a recorded statement to the insurance company about your injuries and damages.
The insurance company’s goal is to get you to take responsibility for the crash, even if they can coax you into saying anything that can be construed as you being partially at fault, so they can minimize their policyholder’s liability and the amount your claim is worth.
Do Not Talk to Anyone About Your Accident or Injuries – Online or In Person
If you have been hurt in a crash, never talk to anyone besides your physicians or personal injury lawyer about your injuries, including friends or family during in-person conversations, text or direct messages, or on social media.
The insurance company’s investigators will uncover any form of communication that diminishes your claim, including statements like, “Feeling better!” posted on social media, or instances where you have been tagged or, worse, photographed at an entertainment event, even though you are too hurt to work.
Even if your social media settings are “Private,” insurance companies and their investigators can work around your profiles to find anything that may help them avoid paying your personal injury claim.
Speak With a Personal Injury Lawyer Right Away & Count on Their Advice
If you have been injured in an accident with a negligent driver in Florida, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Vero Beach at The Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case before you return to the insurance company’s call. We can help protect your rights from the beginning.