Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Very few people go through life without being involved in a car accident at some point. Some car accidents are small fender-benders with minimal damage to the vehicle and none to the driver or passengers. Other car accidents, even at low speeds, can result in significant medical bills and property damage. A vehicle accident always includes some level of emotional or physical trauma. Because of this, it is important to prepare a plan of action before the accident happens.

When to Contact a Car Accident Lawyer

The first thing to do when you are involved in a car accident of any type is to call 911 to report the accident. This is especially true if anyone involved is injured or in pain. It is also important not to make assumptions or claims about who was at fault in the accident. Each person involved offers a limited perspective of the circumstances. Once authorities have been notified, the following are important items to consider:

  • Photos taken at the scene can be critical to documenting the accident. Use your cell phone camera to take pictures of damages to vehicles involved and the accident scene.
  • Be sure to gather identity and contact information from other drivers, along with their insurance information.
  • Be sure to gather identify and contact information of any witnesses to the crash.
  • Cooperate fully with emergency responders and law enforcement. Request a copy of the accident report.
  • Seek an immediate medical exam for yourself and any of your passengers, even if you don’t think you are injured.

Once you have taken care of these initial items, it is time to contact an experienced car accident lawyer. If you contact Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law Firm we will contact your insurance company for you and handle all the communication going forward. We will be your one point of contact so that there is no confusion regarding what you should or should not do following your car accident.

The Frustration of Car Accident Insurance Claims

Your vehicle needs to be repaired or replaced. You and your passengers may have medical bills to pay and treatment decisions to make. There may be missed time from work and other interruptions to your regular routine for necessary medical care. In some cases, there may be long-term disability or trauma issues in the future. You carry insurance to protect you from these losses; but will it suffice?

Unfortunately, your friendly insurance agent has little to say about the results of your claim. The insurance company will do their best to limit their liabilities and settle the claim in their best interest, which may not always match yours. That’s why you need personal representation for your interests from a skilled and understanding personal injury attorney who has dealt with many car accident cases in Sarasota, Desoto, Charlotte and Lee counties.

Contact Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law Firm for a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys.