Daytime television and the radio in the State of Florida, especially in Miami-Dade, Broward, & Palm Beach Counties, are flooded with advertisements from lawyer, doctors, and referral services telling you what you need to do when you get into a car accident. Most of these tell you to call them right away. Of course, common sense should tell you that probably is not necessary. The first thing you should do is make sure you are physically and mentally healthy and not in pain. If you have been seriously hurt, call 911 immediately and have them send medical treatment. Do not be afraid to go to the ER just because you may not have insurance. Your physical well being is the most important thing. With rising heath care and ambulance costs here in the South Florida area, many people are reluctant to be transported by ambulance to the ER. If you truly have been seriously injured, these concerns should be of no factor. Get the immediate treatment you need. How to pay for these services can be figured out at a later date.
Once you have been cleared physically and released from the ER, follow up with your doctor or as recommended by the hospital staff. Once you are physically stable, then call an attorney so that they can take the necessary steps to start protecting your rights so that you receive the most compensation that you are entitled to. Although the Personal Injury Attorney’s at Berman & Tsombanakis LLC are happy to take your call at any point, even from the accident scene if you wish, we feel that our clients physical health should take precedent at the accident scene. We trust our clients to use common sense and that we can talk to them once things have settled down and they are not in any pain or physical danger. It is important though to speak with an attorney before you speak to anyone from any insurance company, even your own. Let an experienced attorney deal with the insurance company, no matter how small the issue is or even if they are just trying to get some basic information from you.
Although the Fort Lauderdale Injury Attorney’s at Berman & Tsombanakis LLC can recommend numerous Doctors, Orthopedists, Chiropractors or many other medical specialist that will provide you with fantastic treatment, we are more than happy to work with a clients own personal doctor that the client may have a prior relationship with.