It is not uncommon for victims to have uncertainties over just how to proceed following an injury-causing accident, and rightfully so—being injured in an unexpected accident can be quite unnerving in and of itself. The Gainesville Attorneys of the Law Office of Alba & Straile, PLLC discuss some post-accident considerations to keep in mind in the event that an accident an injury were to occur.
It is important to be aware that the actions you take following an accident can potentially impact your right to seek recovery and/or the eventual outcome of your case. For example, preserving evidence at the accident scene (i.e. taking photographs, or identifying witnesses), as well as formally documenting the case (i.e. police report following an auto collision, or incident report following a slip & fall) can play a critical role in your case.
In addition, and depending on the type of incident, you may be required to report the incident to an insurance company, and/or seek medical treatment from an appropriate provider with a certain period of time. Victims should also be aware of any time limitations for filing suit, as set forth by statute.
Adhering to legal obligations and requirements, while doing so in a manner that best serves your interests can be difficult for many, because it requires the ability to properly interpret provisions set forth under an insurance policy, as well as those set forth under Florida law.
Some victims may have concerns over the impact of prior actions, or failure(s) to act, following the incident. Some have questions over potential sources(s) of liability; which person or entity may be at fault; and/or what types of damages they may be entitled to recover. Some have concerns over a pre-existing injury, or a subsequent or concurrent accident. These are all questions that can answered by a skilled legal professional.
By securing representation, you can focus on recuperating from your injuries, while your attorney focuses on seeking the compensation that you deserve.