Unfortunately, Florida motorists are no strangers to car accidents. You might be focused on driving and think everything is fine, but collisions can occur when you least expect them. If you’re in this situation, it’s crucial to avoid these common mistakes.
Avoiding medical attention
Motor vehicle accidents commonly leave people reeling from injuries, but too many people avoid getting medical attention. This is a common mistake that occurs when a person feels fine after a collision. However, many injuries can lie dormant with symptoms not showing for days.
Fleeing the scene
Fleeing the scene of a car accident is one of the worst things you can do. Even if another driver is at fault, you can later be charged with a hit-and-run, which is a felony and carries serious consequences for your future. Staying at the scene and taking the proper steps is best.
Not dialing 911
Car accidents resulting in injuries and significant property damages require the police to come to the scene. If you don’t call 911, the police can’t do what’s necessary such as create an accident report. It also prevents medical personnel from coming to administer emergency assistance to those with injuries.
Not gathering evidence
Evidence can make or break your car accident claim. Failing to gather ample evidence is a big mistake; it can limit the compensation you deserve or even prevent your case from being successful.
Admitting to fault
Car accidents are overwhelming, so it’s natural for people to apologize or admit to fault to others involved. However, you should never do this even if you believe you’re responsible or partially at fault. It can lead to problems for your case as your words can be used against you.