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It Pays To Be Prepared For All Traffic Eventualities In South Florida

It makes good sense to allow for any eventuality when driving in South Florida, including traffic jams, roadwork, poor weather, and much more. Of course, no one can anticipate being involved in a car crash, but close to a quarter-million traffic accidents occur in the State of Florida each and every year for a variety of reasons – driver distractions, driver fatigue, excessive speeding, erratic driving patterns, road construction and drunk driving – so it is an extremely logical idea to always be prepared for that eventuality as well.

Here are some simple rules to keep in mind in case you do get involved in a car crash. Print this message and keep it in your glove compartment; when an accident happens, people sometimes become disoriented and forget what to do.

  1. Never leave the scene of the accident.
  2. Make sure your vehicle is moved off the traffic lanes so it does not create additional hazards.
  3. Call 911 as soon as possible to report the accident.
  4. Locate witnesses and take their names and addresses.
  5. Take photos with your cell phone of all vehicles involved.
  6. Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible.
  7. Be extremely careful about sharing any information with the other driver(s), as it could be used against you in possible legal proceedings.
  8. If your car is not drivable, request roadside assistance (it is now available in most carmaker plans), or contact the FDOT’s Road Ranger assistance service at *347.
  9. Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you only have minor aches and pains and don’t believe you’ve been seriously injured; some injuries are not easy to spot immediately.
  10. Call the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. at 1-800-TellRobert as soon as possible – if you have been involved in a car crash, you may be entitled to money damages.

The Automobile Accident Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have successfully handled hundreds of South Florida automobile accident cases over the past three decades. If you have been involved in such an accident, call 1-800-TellRobert for a free initial consultation – our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We will evaluate your accident claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights.

Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. - Hollywood, FL


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