Category: Personal Injury in Florida
Top 3 Things to Know If You Are in a Motor Vehicle Accident:
1. Be covered
Before you get behind the wheel, make sure you are covered! Vehicles with a Florida registration are only required by Florida Law to have a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection AND a minimum of $10,000 in property damage liability coverage.
In the event you are in a motor vehicle accident, document everything. If you are able, move your car off the road and onto the shoulder, and dial 911 to report an accident.
3. Seek Medical Treatment
You may recognize that you have an injury right away. If you or your passengers are injured, wait for emergency personnel to arrive, and treat you appropriately.
Since Florida is a no-fault insurance state, you must file a claim against your own insurance if you are involved in an automobile accident in Florida. Injuries from accidents could range from minor bangs and bruises to traumatic brain injuries or nerve damage causing paralysis long-term. Several factors need to be determined when you are injured in an accident, such as the number of vehicles and people, the size and weight of the vehicles, combined speed, and how the wreck occurred.