Picture this: One moment, you’re driving along, and the next minute, you feel a huge thump from behind. Your neck and torso fly forward, stopped by your seatbelt, and you may have hit your head. You’ve just been rear-ended!
If you’ve been hit from behind, you may not know what to do first. Maybe the other driver simply gives you their contact phone number and insurance information. But, you may also be wondering if you need a lawyer.
What To Do If You’ve Been Rear-Ended in Florida
Even if you don’t think that you’ve had any damage to your car, or if you feel all right after the accident, it’s always important to file a police report. A police report includes a professional assessment of damages by law enforcement and can include attributing causality.
You also need to seek medical treatment. Rear-end accidents can affect the neck and spine, even accidents that seem like nothing more than a fender-bender. Neck and spine injuries may not show up right away, but when they do, they result in ongoing pain and are often hard to treat. Medical professionals are trained to find injuries and start treatment before they get worse. Plus, these medical records can be valuable evidence in your case.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer If an Accident Wasn’t My Fault?
Almost always, rear-end accidents are the fault of the person behind. However, there are a few exceptions, and if the other party involved has a good lawyer and an insurance company that doesn’t want to settle for more than a pittance, you may have trouble getting the compensation you deserve.
A personal injury lawyer can help protect you in court and can make the case that you weren’t at fault in the accident. Plus, these lawyers understand how insurance companies work, and know which documents and evidence you need to prove that the accident wasn’t your fault, and they deserve damages for medical treatment and fixing your car.
Let Accident Agents Help You!
Trust the team at Accident Agents to be on your side if you’ve been involved in a car accident. We aren’t lawyers, but we are a group of talented, experienced professionals to help manage your case, from the initial incident all the way through settlement. We can answer your questions, help you get to doctor’s appointments, and provide you with free services to help your attorneys prosecute your case. Give us a call today or visit us online for a personalized consultation!