BASIC DRIVER RESPONSIBILITIES
All motorists have certain responsibilities, such as obeying the rules of the road, doing all they can to avoid causing an accident, and refraining from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers in Florida are also responsible for maintaining liability and uninsured motorist coverage. If another driver causes a collision that harms you or your family because of negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you are entitled to compensation for losses stemming from the accident.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT
Being involved in an auto accident can be physically and emotionally trying and often overwhelming. However, in addition to seeking legal counsel, there are other steps that you can take to help yourself after an auto accident. First, we recommend that drivers involved in an accident take photographs to document the scene. You should also secure the testimony of any eyewitnesses, if possible. By gathering as much evidence as you can, this information can be used at a later time to determine fault. Even if you believe you may be the at-fault party, determining fault is the job of the police, so you should avoid claiming responsibility. Lastly, avoid speaking with an insurance representative until you have sought proper counsel.
Monetary compensation after an auto accident can help you put your life back together. Depending on the severity of the auto accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Loss of property
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Funeral expenses
At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we strongly believe in educating our clients so they can make informed decisions. By helping you understand your entitlements after an auto accident, you can pursue the compensation that you deserve.
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If you have been involved in a collision, you do not have to seek restitution alone. At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, our team will see to it that you are justly compensated for your losses, and that you receive the full amount of damages that you legally deserve. We take tremendous pride in assisting our clients. Our firm is large enough to serve you professionally, yet small enough that we can counsel you personally. Schedule a consultation today to help ensure you receive proper compensation.