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Top mistakes to avoid after injury in a Florida car crash

Motor vehicle accidents are never pleasant, regardless of whether there are injuries. However, if you suffer an injury in a car crash in Florida, your situation is much more difficult and complicated compared to a simple fender bender.

There are a few mistakes you must avoid after you are in a car accident in Florida. Learn whether if you already know these tips. If not, keep them in mind as you move forward following your car accident, or just in case you are in a car crash in the future.

Dealing with insurance companies

Insurance companies are a big factor in car crashes. You should avoid speaking to the insurance company after a car crash before you consult with an attorney. The reason is that you may say something to the insurance company that could jeopardize a potential personal injury case. Even if you believe you do not have an injury, injuries can develop or reveal themselves later. If you make statements immediately following the crash that indicate you do not believe you are injured and then you experience symptoms of an injury such as a concussion, your initial statements could come back to haunt you.

Leaving the scene of the accident

In a car accident where there is an injury, Florida law requires you to stay at the scene of the accident. Not doing so could result in a felony charge. This also applies to a motor vehicle accident where there is property damage. If you did leave the scene of an accident, you may find yourself in legal trouble now. In that case, you will need to contact a qualified attorney who can assist you.

For injuries resulting from a car crash, you should get in touch with a personal injury attorney to help you determine whether you have a case. Your injuries may be the result of someone else's negligence, and you can seek compensation for your injuries to pay for your medical expenses as well as other expenses such as lost wages resulting from missed time at work due to your injuries.

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