You would never suspect that you will figure in an untoward incident while driving down your normal route. Such things are far too unimaginable especially on nice, sunny days. For some people, this has already become an unbelievable reality. It may not have been their fault nor did the one who caused it intentionally seek to do so. The damage has been done however and there is no longer anything either of them could do to avoid it. The only thing that can be done from that point on really is to minimize any further harm to themselves.
There is always that risk of injury after a car accident. It may not be immediately apparent, especially if there are broken bones or your neck and back are impaired due to whiplash. Of course, there is also that initial shock that would be felt upon realizing what had just happened. Panicking might be a natural reaction though it is not the most advisable thing to do. You must remain calm and carefully assess your present situation.
When you are in the right
Pausing immediately after such a traumatic event is not only beneficial for your health, it may also guarantee you savings and maybe your liberty as well. Note that there might be somebody else involved. Such person could also be thinking that it is not his fault. Should you mistakenly leave the scene of an accident no matter how trivial you might believe it to be, you might be charged with a hit and run violation. There could be damages to pay or a court case filed depending on the gravity of the damage and its resulting injuries.
Make sure it is not you on the short end of the stick. You might be held criminally liable should you immediately depart from what you believed to be a minor infraction. This could be used as evidence against you. Remembering to wait for the proper authorities and report what had happened is certainly advisable. It might spell the difference between keeping your advantage in court, or losing it.
We will guide you through it
Lichtblau & Goldenberg has been providing counsel for personal injury cases in the West Palm Beach area for over fifty-five years. Our firm is comprised of hard working and capable attorneys have consistently rendered responsive services to its citizens. Should you require any assistance of this nature, contact us through 561-863-9100. We will exert all efforts to determine the best course of action for you to take.