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Car Accident FAQs

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As the victim of a car accident, you probably have questions about who you should contact if you have been injured as a result of another person's negligence and how you can pursue financial compensation for your injuries. The following information has been provided by Pittman Law Firm, P.L. to answer some of the most frequently asked car accident questions.

Our firm is a personal injury law firm that provides aggressive legal representation to car accident victims and others in and around the Fort Myers area. If you need legal assistance after a car accident, a Fort Myers car accident attorney from our firm is here to help.

Do I need to see a doctor if I have been involved in a car accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident and you believe you may have sustained any injuries, seeing a doctor will be an essential part of proving your claim. This should be done regardless of whether you receive emergency medical treatment at the scene of the accident or not. In some cases symptoms and signs of injury will not present themselves until hours or even days after the accident. The moment you experience any pain or discomfort, do not hesitate to see a doctor.

Should I contact the police?

Yes, one of the first things you should do after being involved in a car accident is contact the police. Even in minor accidents, the police will take your written statement and file an official accident report. You will want to have this report when seeking financial compensation to cover vehicle repairs, medical expenses and other accident-related costs as it could go a long way towards substantiating your claim and proving fault.

What steps should I take and what information do I need to gather following a car accident?

There are a number of steps we advise accident victims take following a car accident, in addition to receiving medical attention and giving a statement to police. You are required by law to exchange contact and insurance information with all involved parties.

Take photographs of the damage to your vehicle immediately. You may not have another opportunity to do so. Documenting the exact location of your accident, the time and date it took place, name of all involved parties, contact information for any potential witnesses, a clear description of the vehicles and damage caused, any injuries sustained by either you or other parties, will help us build a solid case on your behalf. Pictures and video can also be extremely valuable when determining liability and fault.

When should I consult with an attorney?

You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible following your accident. When you consult with a car accident attorney from our firm you will be able to get your questions answered, be informed of your rights and gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal options available to you. With this knowledge you will be more equipped to make an informed decision as to what action you may want to pursue against the driver whose negligence was responsible for causing you injury and loss.

What types of behavior or actions constitute driver negligence?

Texting or talking on the phone, failing to take road conditions and weather into consideration, failing to signal properly when turning, speeding, road rage, neglecting to properly maintain your vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are just a few of the actions and types of behaviors that constitute driver negligence.

How can I prove negligence in a car accident?

Proving negligence is not always a simple task. If you hire an experienced car accident attorney to represent you, you will dramatically increase your chances of being able to prove negligence and pursue the maximum compensation in your case. We have won countless settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients over the years. Being able to prove negligence is one of the keys to our success.

What type of compensation will I be entitled to receive?

The nature of your accident and extent of your injuries will directly determine the types and amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive. In accidents resulting from another person's negligence or carelessness, you could seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages or future earning potential, rehabilitation and therapy costs, pain and suffering you have had to endure, plus much more. In wrongful death cases, immediate family members may be entitled to seek compensation for loss of companionship and financial support as well.

If you have sustained serious injury or suffered the loss of a loved one in a car accident caused by another driver's negligence or reckless behavior, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation from the liable party and our firm can help.

Our car accident attorney has more than 25 years of legal experience. Attorney David Pittman has a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo and has been listed as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Florida for 2013-2019. The millions of dollars we have won for our clients over the years is a clear indication of our dedication and commitment to seeing our clients get justice served.

To find out what we can do for you, pick up the phone and call our firm now.

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