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What are the First Step After an Accident

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene: After the Accident

after-thumbIf you’ve been hurt in an accident, there are a few important steps you can take to protect your rights and that may improve your chances of winning your case. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, it’s our goal to get you every dollar you truly deserve.

Having the following information can give us an advantage on your case.

Talk to the Police

Get a copy of the police report. If a police officer came to the scene, get his name and badge number. If the police didn’t come to the scene, you may have to go to the police station to pick up the report or file a report there. This information can be useful in your case.

Collect the Facts

  • Try to get the names, addresses, phone numbers, and any other contact information for anyone who was involved in or witnessed your wreck.
  • Get the insurance information from the other parties involved. This may be listed in the police report, but if not, it’s helpful to have that information on hand.
  • Draw a diagram or write a detailed description of the car wreck. Make sure you note the lane and direction you were traveling, as well as the direction and lane of any other vehicles involved.

See Your Doctor!

Even if you don’t think you need to see a doctor, we advise all of our clients who have been in a car wreck to see a physician as soon as possible because some injuries take time to present themselves. We also recommend that you keep in-depth notes about how you feel after the accident, your recovery process, and any instructions your doctor gave you.

Contact Steinger, Iscoe & Greene

We’re available around the clock. A member of our staff is available to take your call 24/7/365. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our auto accident lawyers can make the difference between a meager settlement and a substantial award. We can help you navigate the complicated details and insurance company deadlines associated with a car wreck. Remember—never make a statement to an insurance company without talking to us first.

Contact a Florida Car Accident Lawyer Today

At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced car accident lawyers have the strong legal backgrounds and extensive legal knowledge that you need to have the best chance of a successful auto accident claim. Whether you are negotiating a settlement outside of court or proving your claim to a jury, you can trust us to use our legal skills to help you get the best outcome possible.