Accident Recovery Checklist

Can I get medical treatment?call us at 813-251-4890!

Getting medical treatment for your injuries sustained in an accident is a vital step in your recovery.  An experienced Accident Lawyer can help you understand what steps you can take to get the treatment you need. The sooner you find a Tampa Accident Attorney, the better.  Call a Savage Villoch attorney to give you guidance and counsel in recovering from you injuries.

Things to do immediately after an accident  call us at 813-251-4890!

There are a number of things you should do as soon as possible after an accident.  Your Savage Law Accident Attorney can help you move quickly to get the treatment you need and to protect your interests. The following is a list of some of the things you should do after your accident:
  1. Move to safety.
    If you can move your car, try to get it off the road and to a safe place.
  2. Check on others involved in the accident.
    Try to check on others involved in the accident to see if you can help anyone.
  3. Call the police to get a police report.
    Call 911. This is one time you want to call the police so that you can start documenting what occurred in the accident.  This could be very helpful as you start to recover from the accident.  Also, take photos of the accident scene, the cars, license plates, skid marks, other things like traffic signs that are hard to see, etc. to make sure you have some pictures of the scene.  Get insurance information from the other people involved in the accident – but DON’T give your address the other drivers, passengers, or witnesses, or let them photograph your license.
  4. Don’t admit fault.
    Don’t admit fault or express any such sentiment because right after the accident you may not recall exactly what happened. 
  5. Seek treatment.  
    Many people are taken by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation and treatment to begin recovery.  There are also many instances when you may not feel pain from any injuries at the accident scene.  This could be due to various factors, including adrenalin, shock, or the fact that many headaches or neck and back pain may not appear until the days following an accident.  In any event, when you first start feeling pain related to the accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible and begin treating your injuries in an accident.
  6. Keep receipts. 
    Keep receipts for any money you expend related to your accident such as parking costs, towing costs, repair costs, car rental, etc.
  7. Don’t give an insurance adjust a recorded statement. 
    You will soon get a call from an insurance adjuster.  Feel free to give them basic information about you like your name and contact information.  Try to avoid giving them your version of the accident and don’t let them record you.  In Florida, they must ask for your approval if they are recording your call or conversation with them.
  8. Don’t accept any payment from the insurance company.
    Insurance companies seek to make a profit and while they like to cover their insureds, the adjuster may not have all the facts about your accident and thus may offer you less than you are entitled to after an accident.
You don’t have to go through the accident recovery process alone. Put a skilled Savage Villoch Law, PLLC attorney in your corner.
The experienced attorneys at Savage Villoch Law, PLLC can help you make informed decisions about your legal options.
To make an appointment for an initial consultation, call 813-251-4890 as soon as possible.
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