Vehicle Accident FAQs

It’s not uncommon to have endless questions after a car accident. You may be wondering how to proceed, who to get in contact with, and how to manage all the damages. We’re here to answer some of the most common questions in regard to vehicle accidents.

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

The priority after a vehicle accident is to make sure everyone is safe. Seek medical attention if needed and get in contact with emergency services to help you handle the aftermath whether that is hospital transport or managing the scene of the accident.

Do I Need to Call the Police After a Car Accident?

It is not always required in some states to call the police after an accident. However, it is usually recommended even if it is not technically required. The police can be helpful in putting together a report and documenting various aspects of the accident which can make filing an insurance claim afterwards much smoother.

When Should I Call My Insurance Company After a Car Accident?

You should get in contact with your insurance provider as soon as possible. This is usually what first responders at the scene will have you do as well and allows for a quick coarse of action when it comes to putting your coverage into action.

Who Was at Fault for the Car Accident?

A detailed investigation will be performed after an accident to determine exactly what happened. It will look into any violations of driving laws, violations, or evidence of carelessness to decide how to divide the fault.

Do I Need to Go to Court If I File a Personal Injury Claim?

Most personal injury claims get settled before they ever reach the courtroom. This happens if the other party agrees to pay what your lawyer believes your case is worth. Cases with disputes that are unable to be resolved and are complicated have higher chances of seeing their day in court.

What Does It Mean to Live In a “No-Fault” State?

Florida is one of the no-fault states in the country which means that each driver needs to hold Personal Injury Protection or PIP with their insurance company. This policy has each driver covering their own expenses in an automobile accident regardless of who was at fault.

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries from a Car Accident?

Florida allows victims of vehicle accidents to file a personal injury claim up to four years from the date of the accident. However, it is always encouraged to act on these claims as soon as possible and set up a consultation with a personal injury lawyer soon after the accident to discuss details of the claim.

Have questions on a personal injury case related to a vehicle accident? Contact Erjavec Injury Law today at 941-907-1133 for a free lawsuit consultation with our personal injury lawyers.  We serve Parrish, Venice, Sarasota, Florida and the surrounding areas.