Getting into an accident is a scary, stressful, and overwhelming situation to be in, but when you are involved in an accident that involves multiple vehicles it can be even more frightening. After the initial collision between two vehicles, additional cars will continue to crash in what is known as a “pile up,” and depending on the conditions, the speed limit, and a variety of other factors, the crashes can continue to happen for quite a while after the initial crash. This can create a terrifying experience for the people who are trapped in their vehicle, possibly injured, while more and more vehicles continue to cause impacts and collisions.
Unraveling the complicated paperwork and determining responsibility for a multi-vehicle accident is just as complicated as the accident itself, if not more, leaving victims in a stressful situation where they are required to deal with multiple insurance companies, police reports, eyewitness accounts, and more—all while trying to recover from their own injuries.
Whether you have suffered significant injuries and need to file a claim for personal injury, or if you are simply trying to unravel the web of insurance representatives, police reports, paperwork, and other information required to get through this process, the team at Friedman & Associates is available to help you today. We offer a free initial consultation where you will be able to speak to one of our experienced and compassionate associates about your accident, the injuries you have sustained, the work that you have already done, the impact that the accident has had on your life, and learn about how we can help with all of your accident-related tasks.
Read more below about how to handle this complicated situation, and contact us as soon as possible to get the help you deserve today.
What To Do After a Multi-Vehicle Accident in Fort Lauderdale
Getting into an accident is overwhelming, and while the adrenaline is pumping through your body, you can find yourself panicked and confused about what to do. This is understandable, but it is important that you stay calm for your own safety and the safety of everyone around you. Never make any statements that may suggest you are accepting any sort of fault for the accident, because this will become a major issue as we try to collect the money you deserve.
The most important things to do right off the bat after (and even during) one of these types of chain reaction accidents is to prioritize your safety, as well as your passengers. Stay in the vehicle until it is certain that the accident has stopped, likely when there are police and emergency responders on the scene. If anyone in the vehicle is seriously injured, make sure that the EMTs know that there is a priority injury that needs to be addressed.
Get Medical Help
Get medical attention as soon as is possible or necessary. Even if you suspect that you have suffered only minor injuries, get checked by a doctor in order to make sure that you are medically cleared, but also in order to establish a paper trail for any possible upcoming negotiations of lawsuits.
Call a Lawyer
Once you have taken care of your immediate health and safety needs, call a personal injury and car accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale. No matter what, accidents involving multiple vehicles and drivers are complicated and confusing. We know that the most important thing in these situations is to start early. There is a limited amount of insurance money that will be distributed across a multitude of victims, and as our client, you and the compensation that YOU are owed are our top priority. The sooner we act, the better our chances will be to getting a larger portion of the claims money that will be issued.
Contact Friedman & Associates Today
As we have said, the sooner we act, the sooner we will be able to get you the help that you need and deserve. Do not try to navigate this web of insurance claims on your own. We want you to be able to focus on your recovery while we are dealing with the legal details. Contact us now to get started on your case.