What to Do After a Car Accident in Sarasota, FL

April 4, 2014

Car Accidents

bumper to bumper trafficAlthough being in a car accident is about the last thing that anyone expects when they are driving in our area, statistics show that nearly everyone is involved an automobile accident of some kind at least once in their lives.

In the event that you’re involved in a car accident in Sarasota, Fl, there are some basic steps to follow that may be helpful in protecting your rights.

  • Remain calm and ensure that everyone at the scene of the accident is out of harm’s way.
  • Determine whether you or anyone involved in the accident has been seriously injured. Call 911 for emergency assistance if needed.
  • If there were any witnesses to the accident such as pedestrians or other drivers, gather their names, phone numbers and email addresses while they are still at the scene of the accident.
  • Exchange key information with the other driver, including name, address, contact information, license plate number, drivers license number and insurance information. Be sure to record the make and model of the driver’s car as well.
  • Document the scene of the accident. If you have a camera on hand, take as many pictures as possible that document how the accident may have taken place, property damage and any other helpful information. If you do not have a camera, be sure to make notes as soon as possible while the details of the accident are fresh in your mind.
  • Report the accident to law enforcement. Even if it was not necessary to call emergency responders to the scene, having an accurate police report may be important in the event that you need to pursue a personal injury claim.

Have you been severely hurt in a car accident in Sarasota, FL?

Call Abrahamson & Uiterywk today at 941-677-2853!

Our car accident lawyers have served injured victims in Sarasota and throughout Florida for more than 25 years. If you’ve been severely injured in a Sarasota car accident, call Abrahamson & Uiterwyk now at 941-677-2853 to find out how we may be able to help.