Personal Injury Lawyer | Car Accident Lawyers | Tampa Auto Accident Attorneys
-By Your Tampa Accident Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez, Esq.
An accident can happen to anyone, anytime and anywhere. In a split second, a life can change, lifelong injuries can occur, and financial hardship for medical bills accruing and lost wages from the injuries can change your quality of life.
What do you do about an attorney now that you have been in a Tampa Auto Accident?
Victims of car crashes who want to be better prepared if they were to ever need a personal injury lawyer’s help should avoid doing these things if they need to hire an attorney to help them obtain maximum compensation for their injuries.
- If you are medically able, never ever leave the scene of an accident, and call 911.
In the state of Florida, leaving the scene of an accident can be classified as a “hit and run” if it involves property damage, bodily injury or a death. Florida law mandates that the owners of the vehicles involved in a collision must immediately stop after a collision and remain at the scene. The driver at fault must give his or her name, address and vehicle registration number to the other driver as well as providing license, registration and other information to police officers investigating the accident. Unless immediate medical attention is required, leaving the scene of an accident (being a hit and run driver) is considered a felony with severe penalties if medical attention is required.
Call 911 and move your car out of the way of the traffic.
- Don’t forget to contact your insurance company
If you have been hurt in a car accident, Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC can help you file a claim for your medical benefits.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or No-Fault insurance is required for drivers of cars and trucks in Florida. In order to receive the benefits of PIP, drivers must file a claim with the insurance company. If you are injured in an accident, the best recourse you can take is to call an attorney who can help increase your chances of having your claim approved. Read more about Florida’s 14-day rule on our website.
- Don’t refuse medical treatment
Sometimes after an accident injured individuals just want to return to work and try to forget about their damaged car and injuries. Even if a car crash victim does not feel pain right away, it is always important to seek medical attention as these injuries can manifest over a few hours or days.
- Failing to collect evidence
If you medically can, attempt to collect evidence after an accident BY TAKING PICTURES! Failing to do so may impact your claim when it becomes important in helping determine liability and extent of costly property damage. Take photos or a video of the wrecked vehicles and of any injuries you may have sustained. Record doctor’s appointments and how you are feeling over the
Tampa Attorney Martin J. Hernandez
Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC in Tampa provides legal representation for families in auto accident injury and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results from settlements to trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Martin Hernandez PA are bilingual as well. Just call us at 813.755.9500 for your free consultation.
The Tampa personal injury lawyers of Fernandez & Hernandez, serve Florida communities including Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland and many other neighborhoods in Tampa Bay area. Contact an Experienced Tampa Auto Accident Attorney from Fernandez & Hernandez Law.
If you have been involved in an Auto Accident in the Tampa Bay area, call Tampa personal injury lawyer Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez for a free consultation now.
Call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813.755.9500 or read more at: www.InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com
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