What To Do After a Car Accident?

A Tampa car accident can leave you feeling overwhelmed and in shock. Additionally, you might have sustained physical injuries because of the collision. It might be difficult to focus and concentrate on what to do after a car accident.

However, knowing what to do after a car accident in Tampa, Florida, can protect your rights to compensation for your injuries and damages. What you do immediately after the crash and over the following few days could significantly affect the outcome of a personal injury case.

Our Tampa car accident lawyers at Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers know what is at stake. We have served car accident victims in Tampa since 1996 with a proven track record. We have recorded hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

We are here to help you navigate the car accident claims process. Call us at (813) 686-7588 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney in Tampa, Florida.

How Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With a Car Accident Claim 

How Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With a Car Accident Claim 

When you hire Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your car accident case, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and a former defense attorney. Our lawyers know how insurance companies handle claims and how to fight back against bad faith and unfair tactics. 

Our attorneys have over 50 years of experience fighting for injury victims. National and local professional organizations, such as Martindale-Hubbell and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, have recognized them for their exceptional legal services.

When you hire our award-winning, top-rated accident lawyers, you can trust that we can:

  • Investigate your car accident to determine how the collision occurred and who is responsible
  • Gather evidence proving the other driver caused the crash
  • File insurance claims and handle all matters with the insurance company
  • Calculate how much your claim is worth after thoroughly documenting your damages 
  • Consult with and hire top expert witnesses to work on our case as needed
  • Fiercely pursue all claims for the total value of your damages through negotiations and in court

We are ready to help you get the money you deserve. Call Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys. 

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Steps To Take After a Tampa Car Accident 

Our Tampa car accident lawyers understand that circumstances might prevent you from taking all of the following steps. But, most importantly, receive prompt medical treatment and call us for a free consultation. 

You should read the following if you’ve been involved in a:

These are the steps our accident lawyers advise injured parties to take:

Move to Safety and Report the Accident

If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road at a safe location as close to the accident scene as possible. Use your flashers to indicate you are in distress. Unless you would be in more danger by remaining in your vehicle, it is usually safer to stay inside the car until first responders arrive.

Call 911 to report the accident to the police. A dispatcher will send officers and emergency medical services to the accident scene. 

Begin Documenting the Accident Scene

If it is safe to get out of your vehicle, begin taking pictures of the accident scene. Take photos of all vehicles involved, including the property damage

Take pictures of the road, signs, debris, and other evidence of the crash. Making a video with your cell phone can help ensure you capture all evidence with the photos.

Exchange Information with the Other Drivers

If the police respond to the accident scene, they generally handle obtaining information from each driver. However, if there are no injuries and only minor property damage, the officer might not investigate. In that case, exchange your contact information with the other driver.

Additionally, write down information about the vehicle, including the make, model, year, and license tag number. Taking a photo of the license tag and the other person’s driver’s license is helpful.

Do not accept fault for the accident, including saying you are sorry. The statements you make could be used later in your personal injury case. 

See a Doctor as Soon as Possible

Even if you believe you are okay, do not refuse medical care at the accident scene. If the EMTs recommend going to the hospital, it is usually best. Shock can mask injury symptoms, so it is always best to be checked by a doctor after a traffic accident.

If you sue the other driver for damages, you must prove that the accident caused your injuries. Therefore, your medical records become essential evidence to link the accident to your injuries. 

Call a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer

Understanding your legal rights is the best way to protect your right to receive fair compensation for a car accident claim. The sooner you contact Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, the sooner we can gather evidence and build a case for negligence and liability. Strong evidence gives you a better chance of receiving a fair accident settlement. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Tampa Car Accident Lawyers 

We can help you recover compensation for your injuries after a car accident. You need a lawyer you can trust to fight for your rights. Contact our law firm to request your free case review with a Tampa car accident attorney. 

Other Car Accident Claims We Cover

At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of car accident claims in Tampa, including:

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