An auto accident can occur anytime and anywhere. Even if you are careful, there are many factors such as bad weather, negligence of other drivers, and mechanical failure that can cause an auto accident.
The chances of an auto accident increase significantly on highways and other roads that have heavy traffic or higher speeds. The Interstate-95 is one such example.
It is the second deadliest highway in the country. If you use it frequently, you are at great risk.
You should know what steps to take in case of an accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that I-95 is the second most hazardous highway in the US. Its Fatality Analysis Reporting System claims more than 200 deaths annually.
What to Do in Case of an Injury?
If you or a loved one gets injured in an accident on I-95 due to the negligence of the other driver, you should take the following steps:
- Check yourself and other passengers for injuries
- Get to the side of the road for safety
- Call 911 for emergency services
- Call your personal injury attorney
- Get the other party’s information including
- contact details (phone number & email)
- insurance policy number
- driver’s license
- license plate number
- vehicle details
- Take pictures, if possible
- Identify the officers on the scene
- Talk to witnesses
- Notify your insurance company
You may want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a specialized attorney.
At Jesse Davidson, P.A., we have over a decade of experience in successfully fighting personal injury cases in South Florida.
When you file a lawsuit, you may be able to get compensation for a wide range of damages and losses caused by the injury, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
A personal injury claim requires evidence that the accident was caused due to the fault of the defendant. Our longstanding, local experience and vast resources allow us to collect the essential evidence to support your case. The types of acceptable evidence include:
- Photographs of the accident site
- Police report
- Witness testimonies
Need for a Personal Injury Attorney
When there is an injury in a car accident, the next step will be to file a claim with your insurer and the at-fault party’s insurer. Florida has no-fault laws, which results in opening a PIP insurance claim for treating injuries. If the claim is greater than $10,000, it will be required to make claims on the other party’s insurance.
Once a claim has been filed, the insurance company will decide whether to accept or deny your claim and how much compensation to pay. Filing claims with multiple insurance companies can become more complicated.
If you or a loved one is injured in an auto accident, you can trust us for your claims. It is recommended never to represent yourself, as it will almost always result in failure. When you handle the claim yourself, your insurance company will try to settle it for the minimal-possible amount, if they agree to settle at all.
When you choose Jesse Davidson, P.A., you will not have to worry about your lack of experience. We have the experience and resources required to fight for your claim with the largest insurance carriers.
Besides auto accidents, our areas of practice also include personal injury claims for slips and falls, premises liability, and negligent security among others.
For more information, call us today at (561) 252-7850.
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