Have you been hurt in a car accident in the Hialeah area? Call our Hialeah accident attorneys at 305-851-7491 to set up your free consultation.
If you have been injured in a car accident or auto collision, it is vital to hire a committed and experienced car accident attorney. Those in the Hialeah area turn to the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm. Our team of legal representatives take the optimal steps toward a just outcome for our clients.
Post Car Accident
Directly after a car accident occurs, you may have several questions including:
During this emotionally trying time, remember these important steps that will assist in ensuring the entitlement of any possible claims, while protecting your rights:
It is imperative to remain at the scene of the accident. By leaving the scene, you are undertaking substantial legal liability and could undergo hit-and-run driver consequences. After ensuring everyone involved is safe, we recommend calling the police. A police report could be vital evidence for your claim. Photos taken directly after the accident are also a good indicator for damage sustained to all parties. After that, exchange basic contact information with all third parties and witnesses to the car accident. Insurance companies need to be informed of the accident in a timely manner to ensure coverage. Lastly, obtain an itemized medical record containing all treatments, medications, and invoices received because of the accident. Our firm is here to answer any questions or concerns during a complimentary consultation.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Our legal team assists our injured clients to recover compensation for medical care and pain and suffering experienced because of an accident. Although each case is different, there are a few common car accident injuries:
Serious head and back injuries are common after a car accident. Drivers and passengers have received head and brain injuries from hitting their head against windows, dashboards, and steering wheels. In severe circumstances, a strike to the head could cause trauma to the brain, fractured skulls, loss of hearing, and vision complications. A car accident could also lead to permanent damage including spinal damage, paralysis, and nerve damage.
Many clients endure neck and chest injuries resulting from a car accident. Sudden movement to the soft tissues in the neck could cause damage also known as whiplash. Injuries to the chest could include broken ribs, bleeding internally, and collapsed lungs.
After a car accident, other common injuries include ailment to arms, hands, legs, and feet which frequently result in pain and suffering. Psychological and emotional damages also need to be considered while proceeding with a claim. It is imperative to keep an itemized documentation of all treatments, medications, damages, and invoices. If a car accident occurs, this information will help us attain the just compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 305-851-7491 to set up your free consultation.
Emergency Contact Information:
Hialeah Police Department
5555 E 8th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33013
Phone: (305) 687-2525
651 E 25th Street
Hialeah, FL 33013
Phone: (305) 693-6100