Ocala Accident Injury Lawyer

What To Do After An Auto Accident

Whether it is a severe auto accident involving a 10-car pileup or a minor fender bender, anyone involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident is likely overwhelmed by the whole experience. Many aren't sure what to do after the accident or who to call first.

What is important is that those involved or injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ocala, Florida, or surrounding areas — even a collision that may seem minor — immediately follow these important steps regarding their medical care. Due to the stringent nature of the law, a failure to do so in a timely manner could be a bar to collecting compensation or asserting rights.

1. Seek Immediate Medical Care

Even if your injuries seem minor or nonexistent and you are able to walk away from an accident, it is still important to get a proper medical evaluation right away. Inconspicuous injuries can materialize at a later date. Under Florida law, insurance companies can lawfully bar you from receiving benefits under your auto insurance policy if you do not receive medical care for emergency medical conditions by a medical doctor, osteopathic physician, dentist or advanced registered nurse practitioner within two weeks of the accident.

2. Contact An Auto Accident Lawyer

Florida's PIP (Personal Injury Protection) laws are strict. Along with seeking immediate medical care, contacting an attorney who understands the intricate areas of the law is equally vital. A lawyer can offer advice on what actions to take and when in order to protect and preserve your rights under your policy and the law.

Ocala Lawyers Helping You With Your Auto Accident Claim

At Fuller & Fuller, we have assisted individuals involved in auto accidents and other personal injury cases for over 40 years. Attorney John Fuller has acquired extensive courtroom experience throughout the years and is board-certified by The Florida Bar as a civil trial lawyer. Janet Fuller, also an attorney, has extensive medical knowledge — a vital asset to cases involving complex medical terminology. She was a registered nurse at UF Health Shands Hospital prior to practicing law.

We invite you to call us at 855-LEGAL65 (855-534-2565) or 352-547-4292 and speak with us about your auto accident. You may also contact us online.