What to Do After an Accident

Follow these first steps after an accident in Florida to make sure your rights are protected. Our lawyers can help you recover full compensation. We can help you figure out what to do after an accident.


What should I do if I was injured due to another person’s negligence?


What to Do After an Accident The first thing you want to do is make sure you seek any medical care and treatment that you might require as a result of this person’s negligence. The second thing you will want to do is make sure you gather anything that pertains to the accident, whether it be an incident report or a crash report, a medical record or a medical bill, or a witness statement and photographs. Thirdly, you’re going to want to contact a personal injury attorney to assist you with the claim. Contact his or her office, make an appointment, and go in for a free consultation to see if you have a case.

We work to get you full justice. That means getting you the fairest and fullest possible compensation award. When you know what to do after an accident, it greatly increases our chance of success for your case when you come to us to get the damages you are entitled to.

A person who has suffered some sort of injury may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party, whether this is an individual or a business entity. We will help you determine who to hold responsible for your injuries if we take on your case and do the proper investigation to uncover the liable party. That party’s insurance company is going to be the one responsible for getting you the compensation for your damages. In this case you are the plaintiff and they are the defendant.

The injured party (the plaintiff) seeks to hold the responsible party (the defendant) accountable for their conduct by seeking compensatory damages for various items:

  • Medical expenses, including future medical treatment and care
  • Lost earnings, including future loss of earnings or loss of earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of companionship (in wrongful death claims)

The specific value of a claim and the type of compensation a plaintiff can seek will vary depending on the unique circumstances of the case, the extent of injury, and various other factors. Most of the time, cases of this nature are settled out of court and are paid by the responsible party’s insurance company. There are exceptions, however, and it is therefore important to discuss your particular case with a Palm Bay personal injury lawyer who can offer insight applicable to your particular situation.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to another person’s negligence in Florida and have questions about what to do after an accident?

Contact our experienced Brevard County personal injury lawyers at Layman Law Firm to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
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