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Florida Car Accident Laws

A driver involved in an automobile accident causing injury in Florida has certain legal steps that he or she must take, such as contacting the police promptly. It’s important to follow the law after a car crash, wait patiently for the police and provide all the required information to others involved in the accident and the investigating officer. Knowing what to do after a car accident makes the whole ordeal go more smoothly, and hiring an experienced accident attorney does, too.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, trust an experienced, hard-working, caring Florida personal injury attorney for guidance. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience handling car accidents and personal injury claims. Civil trial work is my specialty. I take pride in leading a team of lawyers, paralegals and staff, most of whom have worked together for more than 10 years. Choosing the right motor vehicle accident lawyer does make a difference.

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, assists people seriously injured in automobile accidents and serves South Florida and the Treasure Coast. Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a compassionate car accident attorney or fill out our online contact form.

What Should You Do After a Car Crash?

Florida law requires that if you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, you must stop immediately at the accident scene. You are required to provide aid to any injured person and give your name, address and vehicle registration information to other motorists involved. In other words, you have a legal responsibility to give information and render aid to the injured.

After a collision, you should promptly contact the police, local sheriff’s department or Florida Highway Patrol to report any accident. It is important that you not make any admissions of fault to anyone about the accident or talk to the insurance company for the other party. This could hinder your ability to receive fair monetary compensation.

When the police arrive, Florida law requires you to provide your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance to the investigating officer. It’s a misdemeanor to present proof of insurance known to be invalid.

The law officer will fill out an accident report. You’ll want to obtain a copy of the report in the days after the accident and call the police to correct any errors or omissions in the report.

If you were injured, it is important that you seek medical help immediately to prevent the injuries from becoming worse.  Even if you don’t believe you have any injuries or if you are just stiff or sore, you should seek immediate medical attention at the emergency room or from your family doctor, to rule out any injuries or get treatment as appropriate.

If you were injured in an automobile accident or collision caused by another motorist, you may have a legal right to seek compensation for your injuries. An experienced Florida car accident attorney can evaluate your accident and discuss your legal options.

Turn to an Experienced Florida Car Collision Attorney

After a serious motor vehicle accident, seek experienced counsel.  I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have three decades of legal experience representing people injured in car accidents and other personal injury claims. Civil trial work is my specialty. My expertise as a civil trial lawyer anchors a compassionate team of lawyers, paralegals and staff who provide personalized legal service to our clients. We pride ourselves on providing one-on-one attention that other firms don’t deliver to people across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, represents victims of automobile crashes in Stuart, Okeechobee, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and Vero Beach.  If attributes like honesty, dedication and compassion are characteristics you seek in a car accident lawyer, call Philip DeBerard. Choosing the right accident lawyer does make a difference.

Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a knowledgeable Florida car accident attorney or fill out our online contact form.

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