Accident Injury
What to do after a Florida Auto-Accident
We understand being involved in an auto accident can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. It’s important to know what to do in the aftermath of an accident to ensure your safety and protect your rights. Here are some steps to take after an auto accident:

Call 911

If you or anyone else has been injured, it’s important to call emergency services right away. Even if the accident seems minor, it’s still a good idea to call 911 to have a police report on file. The police report can be valuable in the insurance claims process and can help establish who was at fault for the accident.

Collect the Other Driver’s Insurance Information

Make sure to get the other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. You will need this information to file a claim with your insurance company.

Secure Witnesses

If there were any witnesses to the accident, make sure to get their contact information. Their testimony may be useful in helping to establish fault and determine the circumstances of the accident.

Inform Your Insurance Company

As soon as possible after the accident, contact your insurance company to report the accident. Be sure to provide them with all the necessary information, including the other driver’s contact and insurance information.

Seek Medical Attention

If you or anyone else was injured in the accident, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think you were injured, it’s still a good idea to be checked out by a medical professional. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be immediately apparent.

Florida’s 14-Day Rule

Under Florida’s personal injury protection (PIP) insurance laws, individuals must seek medical attention within 14 days of an auto accident in order to receive PIP benefits. If you fail to do so, you may be unable to receive the benefits you are entitled to.

With locations throughout the state, Path Medical offers a range of services, including chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and medical care. Our team of experienced professionals will be able to assess your injuries and provide the necessary treatment to help you recover.

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