No one deserves to have their physical, emotional, and financial health turned upside down in a car accident due to someone else’s bad behavior, but it’s unfortunately all too common in and around Pensacola.
Be Aware of Timelines and Deadlines
Insurance companies often try to settle quickly before the full scope of your damages is known. A skilled attorney can help you decide if any offer given is fair and negotiate for more comprehensive compensation. However, if you decide to file a lawsuit for the personal injury you have only 4 years from the date of injury in most cases to do so.
Don’t Sabotage Your Case
What you say (or don’t say) can make or break your case. After an accident, don’t apologize, admit fault, minimize your injuries, or say you weren’t hurt or are “okay.” Insurers try to settle claims for the lowest possible sum, so they will use your words against you – be wary of giving recorded statements without speaking to an attorney first. Don’t speculate or guess on questions where you’re not sure of the answer.
Gather Helpful Evidence
If possible, gathering evidence at the scene of your Pensacola car accident is extremely helpful when building your case for recovery. Take pictures of the scene, the vehicles, any traffic cameras or controls such as stoplight or signs, and any other evidence such as skid marks on the road. These can all help establish fault. If there were eyewitnesses, get contact information.
Keep Records and Document Your Injuries
Documenting your injuries and the expenses you’ve incurred after your car accident is important for helping establish fault and the extent of your damages. Keep your medical records, as well as records of bills you’ve paid, wages you’ve lost, and other financial expenses related to your injuries.
Contact a Pensacola Car Accident Attorney
A car accident can upset your life and ruin your financial future in a split second. To make sure you get the compensation you deserve and protect yourself, you need a strong team like the Pensacola car accident lawyer at Stevenson Klotz in your corner to fight for you. Call us at (850) 706-4226 or complete our online Contact Page to schedule your no-obligation case evaluation today. The initial consultation is free, and you pay nothing until you win your case. Let us handle your case so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.