Motorcycle and car accidents are far too common in our Port Orange community, especially during the busy summer months and around races. In fact, in 2018 alone, there were almost 10,000 motor vehicle accidents in Volusia County, resulting in nearly 7,000 injuries.
If you have been involved in an accident in Port Orange or Daytona Beach, our lawyers encourage you to take these steps:
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you do not notice signs of an injury, it is important to be examined by a medical professional, as more serious complications like a traumatic brain injury may not be immediately apparent. Additionally, it can become more difficult for our lawyers to demonstrate a connection between your personal injury to the accident if there is not a medical record from immediately after the accident.
Speak with the Police
When speaking with law enforcement, do not admit fault. Simply recount the events of the accident and make sure a police report is filed. Find out how to get a copy of the report, as this documentation is vital for our personal injury lawyers to have when dealing with insurance companies.
If possible, you should also take pictures or video of the scene of the accident, as well as write down the contact information of any eyewitnesses. Our personal injury lawyers can use this information to build a strong case.
Contact a Law Firm
At this point, you should reach out to a personal injury attorney to determine whether or not you have a viable case. Chanfrau & Chanfrau has offices in Daytona Beach and offers free case reviews to personal injury victims.