Fort Lauderdale Head on Collision
Sometimes, it is difficult to tell whether a car accident in Fort Lauderdale or another community has been caused by negligence. Multiple-vehicle crashes, broadside accidents, and single-vehicle collisions can all be caused by a variety of factors. Head-on collisions, however, are almost always preventable and are often caused by negligence of some kind. This is because these accidents tend to happen when one car is driving the wrong way. Often, these accidents are caused by driver distraction, drunk driving, poor weather conditions, poor road design or signage, or fatigued driving.
If you have been in a head-on collision, of course you will want answers. The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group would be pleased to discuss your situation with you in a free, no obligation confidential consultation. Contact the full-service law firm today to schedule your free appointment.Drivers Sometimes Make Costly Mistakes after a Car Accident – Don’t Be One of Them
It’s only natural to panic after a serious head-on collision, but unfortunately that panic can lead you to make costly mistakes that could affect you and your family for years to come. Some of the most common mistakes after a car accident include:
1) Inadvertently accepting liability for the accident. Sometimes, even just saying “I'm sorry” after an accident can be construed by an insurance company or by an attorney as accepting blame. It is important to be careful of the words you use after a car crash. Stick to just the facts, refuse to get into a debate about what caused the accident, and simply ask whether the other driver is okay. You can express sympathy and concern without apologizing or saying anything that could be seen as accepting responsibility.
2) Not getting medical advice. You may think that you have escaped any injury after a head-on collision, but keep in mind that some injuries don't present symptoms for days or weeks afterwards. Severe head injuries, for example, can sometimes take hours or even days to develop symptoms. If there's a chance that you have hit your head, it is important to consult with a doctor right away. Similarly, chronic pain as well as internal injuries and soft tissue injuries sometimes don't present symptoms right away. If you have been in a serious car accident, it is always important to err on the side of caution and get some medical advice as well as a full checkup.
3) Not documenting your injuries. You may assume that keeping every little receipt for taxi rides, car repairs, medication, or other minor expenses is not important. You may assume that not keeping track of all of your symptoms isn't that big of a deal. Unfortunately, it can be. Keeping track of the full costs of your injuries can help ensure that you get fair compensation. Keeping track of symptoms as well as any of the ways that the accident has affected your life is also important.
4) Not speaking to a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale or your community. Even if your car insurance company is eager to help, that does not mean that you will get fair compensation. Don’t you at least deserve to know how much your case could be worth? Finding out is as simple as contacting Flaxman Law Group, a full-service law firm in South Florida, for a free, no obligation case review. You can reach Flaxman Law Group 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626).