Everything You Need to Know About Car Accidents in Florida

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Car accidents happen every single day here in St. Petersburg. Fortunately, most of them don’t result in serious injuries, however, many do. If you were recently injured in a car accident, you should speak with our experienced St. Petersburg car accident attorneys as soon as you can. Read on to learn what you should know about car accidents in Florida and what to do if you’ve been hurt in one.

What to Know About Florida Car Accidents

Frequent Causes of Car Accidents in Florida

Car accidents can happen for very many reasons, and though at times, they are virtually unavoidable, they are most often caused by drivers failing to follow the rules and regulations of the road, i.e. being negligent. Just some of the most common causes of car accidents include texting while driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding, and ignoring traffic lights and signs.

Actions You Should Take After a Car Accident

After a car accident, it is paramount that you take action to receive the medical treatment you need and document the facts of the incident. If you can, try to do the following:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Get the other driver’s insurance information.
  3. Get witness contact information.
  4. Take pictures of any damage caused by the accident.
  5. Keep a copy of medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  6. Speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation you need to heal.

To learn more about what you should do after being injured in a car accident, watch the video below.

Filing Your Claim on Time

Florida has a statute of limitations in place that regulates the amount of time a person has to bring a personal injury claim. The statute of limitations is four years, meaning you will have four years from the date your accident happened to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. That said, it is always best that you bring your personal injury claim to the attention of a competent St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to gather the information we need to prove your claim. It will also be more challenging to prove that your injury was caused by an accident that happened years ago. We can help you today–all you need to do is give us a call.