The very first thing you should do after you are involved in a car accident is to contact law enforcement. Regardless of how you feel, or what the other parties suggest, we firmly believe that it is helpful to get an accident report and to have law enforcement investigate the accident.
Second, seek medical attention immediately. Often times you may not “feel” hurt as your adrenaline may be preventing you from feeling the full extent of your injuries, and some injuries can take days to present themselves. As such, we believe that it is important to have a full medical examination by a medical professional.
If you are able, take pictures of the accident scene, as this may be helpful later. You should NEVER admit fault; even if you think that the accident was your fault. Quite simply, you may not be in a position to know all of the details of the accident at that time.
Finally, Get the contact details and insurance information of anyone involved in the accident (law enforcement can help facilitate this).
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, even by an uninsured motorist, or in a hit and run, we can help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. Our practice extends across the Florida panhandle and southern Alabama. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or distracted driving of another, call the Law Office Of Talbott & Lampert, P.A. in Pensacola for a free case review.