Often after a motor vehicle crash occurs a police officer will come to the scene to conduct an investigation. At the conclusion of that investigation the police officer may or may not issue a traffic ticket. It’s extremely important for you to call an attorney regardless of the outcome of this investigation. First of all, in the State of Florida whether a person receives or does not receive a traffic ticket as result of a motor vehicle crash is not admissible in court. Secondly; that police officer who investigated the scene did not in fact witness the motor vehicle crash and can’t testify as to what did or did not happen. Your rights may be affected whether the accident was your fault or someone else’s fault. That’s what makes it critical for you to contact an attorney right away. You may have suffered injuries. You may have a traffic ticket to deal with. As Attorney’s we’re here to help you handle all aspects of your case and protect your rights. Call us so that we can evaluate your case. We’ll look into the facts and circumstances surrounding how the crash happened and then tell you if you have a case. If you do have a case we’d certainly be more than happy to handle it for you going forward. Our toll free number is; 800-332-1992 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes or YouTube for free.
“Was there anything you could have done to prevent the accident?” It’s one of the main questions insurance companies always ask when you file a claim. When you get to that question you want to be able to truthfully say, “There was nothing I could do”.
There are many laws to follow when you’re driving. You could follow them exactly, but that doesn’t insure you won’t get into a car accident. A driver also needs to use common sense to prevent accidents. Other people aren’t always following the laws or using good judgment. Just because they’re being careless doesn’t mean you need to be a victim of the indifference to safety. Pay attention to your surroundings. If someone is still attempting to make a left turn across your lane and you’re fast approaching the intersection, slow down because if they don’t stop you’re likely to hit them. You won’t be at fault technically but you could still be injured. Who knows how long it could take for you to get any compensation from the insurance company. A little common sense goes a long way.
But sometimes following the laws and using all the common sense in the world is still not enough. Accidents happen and they can happen to you. When that time comes, give us a call, we can help. Our toll free number is; 800-332-1992 or email us at email@example.com. Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes or YouTube for free.