When it comes to legal proceedings it often seems like both parties’ accounts are presented as being accurate, yet they usually conflict. The only way to properly evaluate a Florida personal injury claim is based on the evidence provided. Therefore, it is extremely important that you carefully gather and organize the evidence pertaining to your Ft. Lauderdale car accident in order to preserve your injury claim.

If you have been injured in a Ft. Lauderdale car accident, it is possible to recover both economic (medical expenses and lost wages) and non-economic damages such as bodily injury and pain and suffering. However, you’ll also need to provide evidence that proves the losses you have suffered before you can recover any compensation.

To successfully file a Ft. Lauderdale car accident claim you may need the aid of a Florida personal injury attorney who can help you identify and analyze the evidence relevant to your case.

Here are some tips for collecting and retaining important evidence after you are involved in a Ft. Lauderdale car accident:

  • Take photographs of the damage to your car (and other vehicles involved), your injuries, and damage to the surrounding area;
  • Exchange contact information with the motorists involved including their names, numbers, and addresses;
  • Contact the police, because a police report is important to establishing the cause of your Ft. Lauderdale car accident;
  • Request medical attention even if the injuries are minor;
  • Contact your insurance company; and
  • Finally, contact a South Florida car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options.

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After a serious car accident you should not have to worry about how your medical expenses will be taken care of, especially when someone else was at fault. Filing a Florida personal injury claim may allow you to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in South Florida, contact Ellsley Sobol, P.L. at 954-888-7720 to speak with an experienced attorney who can represent you.