Millions of people are taking the roads in the Tampa Bay area and across Florida to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.
With travel also comes heavy traffic, delays, and the potential for car accidents. As you prepare to get on the road, personal injury attorneys at Hysenlika Law Firm provide some helpful tips on how to drive safely and what do when accidents happen.
Tips for driving safely:
- Plan your route in advance to avoid heavy traffic.
- Ensure your vehicle is well-maintained, checking tires, brakes, and fluids.
- Pack an emergency kit with essentials.
- Get a good night’s sleep before the journey.
- Stay focused, minimize distractions, and take breaks every two hours.
If an auto accident occurs, here is what to do:
- First and foremost, prioritize safety. Check for injuries and call emergency services if needed.
- Document the scene: Take photos of the accident, including vehicle damage, license plates, and the surrounding area.
- Exchange information with the other driver: Get their name, contact details, insurance information, and license plate number.
- Collect witness information: If there are witnesses, obtain their names and contact information.
- Don’t admit fault: Avoid making statements that could be interpreted as admitting fault. Stick to the facts when discussing the accident.
- Report the accident: Notify the police and your insurance company promptly. Provide accurate and honest information.
- Seek medical attention: Even if injuries seem minor, get checked by a healthcare professional. Some injuries may manifest later.
- Preserve evidence: Keep a record of medical bills, repair estimates, and any other relevant documents. This can be valuable for a personal injury claim.
- Consult our personal injury lawyers at Hysenlika Law Firm: Reach out to one of our experienced car accident lawyers to understand your rights, discuss the case, and guide you through the legal process.
- Avoid discussing the case on social media: Refrain from sharing details about the accident on social platforms, as these could be used against you later.
For more information on what to do after a car accident and receive expert legal guidance, please visit HysenlikaLawFirm.com or call (813) 803-0733.
About Hysenlika Law Firm
Hysenlika Law Firm focuses its practice on personal injury, car accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death and property insurance. The firm’s mission is to provide the utmost care and protection for its clients, accident victims and their families. Hysenlika Law Firm has offices in Clearwater and Tampa. For more information, visit HysenlikaLawFirm.com.