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I got in an accident, what do I do first?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you've been the victim of an auto accident, you shouldn't have to worry if insurance will cover your medical costs, the costs of your car or truck or lost wages.

About Insurance Companies:

The law says that auto insurance companies must “willingly” pay claims properly and promptly, and it is illegal for them to discount delay or deny payment of claims (called bad faith). Some insurance companies, however, have bad-faith corporate policies that attempt to underpay or deny claims whenever they can. By yourself it can be nearly impossible to get all the money that's rightfully yours, so let an experienced attorney defend your rights against the corporate insurance companies.

Steps That Can Make or Break a Case After being involved in a car wreck, there are several things you can do to help your claim. To ensure you get the money needed for car repairs, medical expenses, and lost wages, you should:

• Call your lawyer

• Take pictures of the scene including the damage to both vehicles with your cell phone camera

• Report your accident to the police and your insurance company

• Collect witness statements including contact information

• Visit a doctor immediately, whether you think you have been injured or not

• Keep a record of your recovery process, medical bills, vehicle costs, and missed days from work

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When you are in an auto accident in Tampa call your attorney.

About the Author

Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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