Pompano Beach Unsafe Lane Changing Accidents
Lane change accidents in Pompano Beach and Florida can be among the most devastating accidents to sustain as they often involve speed as a driver tries to accelerate in order to move around a vehicle or in order to get into another lane.
The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group have seen firsthand just how these types of motor vehicle crashes can change the lives of entire families. These types of collisions, our attorneys know, cause not only personal pain and injury but also often financial devastation.Mistakes Often Made After Traffic Crashes in Pompano Beach and Florida
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group routinely seen plaintiffs and injured people make subtle mistakes following a traffic collision. Unfortunately the mistakes made following a traffic crash can have long-term consequences and can rob families of the compensation that they justly deserve under Florida law. If you have been in a crash, make sure that you don't make these mistakes:Mistake Number One: Being too Cavalier at the Accident Scene and Immediately Following a Collision
Immediately following an accident, it is important to watch what you say. Even simply apologizing for the other driver for the injuries can be misconstrued as accepting blame.
In addition, it is important not to be too casual about reporting the accident and following all the proper procedures following an accident. Take photos of the accident scene, exchange insurance information, and report the accident as needed.
Also, be sure to get medical advice, even if you appear to be unharmed. Being too casual immediately following an accident can make it harder for you to make a claim later. An insurance company may claim that you are uninjured or that the accident was not very serious if you did not take immediate steps to secure your claim.Mistake Number Two: Accepting an Insurance or Settlement Offer Quickly
A settlement offer or insurance offer may be very tempting if you have been seriously injured and already are facing lost income, medical bills, and other expenses. An offer may even seem very generous, but it is important to think long-term in terms of your injury. Your injury may take months or years to heal. In some cases, it may be permanent.
In addition, immediately following your accident you may not know for some time how serious your injuries may be. Misdiagnosis may mean that your injuries are more serious than you initially thought. You may think you're fine only to find out after the fact that you need surgery or long-term medical care for your injuries. If you accept a settlement offer or insurance offer too quickly, you may have little or no recourse in getting fair compensation for your injuries down the line. Before you accept any offer, it is important to get legal advice to ensure that you don't make a costly mistake in your situation.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have recovered settlements and verdicts in thousands of car accident and personal injury cases across South Florida. If you think you may have a physical neglect or abuse case, contact our full service law firm for a free legal evaluation of your potential case.