Should you Accept the Insurance Company's First Offer?

FL car accident lawyer | the 3 things you must do at accident scene

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Mar 02, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida car accident lawyer discusses the three things that you must do at the car accident scene to protect your rights.

Weeks and months after a car accident information that is available at the scene cannot be duplicated.  If you are involved in a Florida car accident, you must do the following to protect your rights:

Hi I'm Guy DiMartino, author of a Florida Guide to Car Accident Cases with today's one minute auto accident tip.  Today, I'm going to tell you the three things that you MUST – and I mean MUST do at the car accident scene.

  1. Report the accident to law enforcement – don't just exchange information with the other driver. It is important to report the accident to law enforcement in case somebody questions whether the crash actually happened.
  2. If the paramedics come to the scene.  Let them check you out. One of the underhanded tricks that insurance companies and insurance defense lawyers do is question the injured person about the lack of problems at the scene. Here is a common group of questions: Q. Did the paramedics come to the scene? A. Yes. Q. Did you let the paramedics check you out or take you to the hospital? A. No. At closing argument the defense lawyer will argue that you were not injured because “we know” that injured people wouldn't turn down medical attention.
  3. Get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident. Again, this will be important if any factual disputes about the accident develop.

Most folks don't think about these things until it's too late, however, a little forethought can save you a lot of frustration and heartache if you're injured in a Florida car accident. If you have any questions about your accident or would like a free copy of my book “A Guide to Florida Car Accident Claims“, give me a call.

Guy DiMartino on Google+

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

Comments

There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

What makes me Unique?

What distinguishes my firm from the many injury firms throughout the state is my background as a chiropractic physician treating injured patients for 17 years. This gives you the benefit of having someone fighting for you that understands the nature and extent of your injuries and your road to recovery.

We are Partners

If you are my client, we are partners in your road to recovery. You will always have direct access to me to have your questions answered.

Copyright © 2017 Guy S. DiMartino DC, JD, PA

Areas That We Serve: Hammond, IN | Highland , IN | St. John, IN | Schererville, IN | Griffith, IN | Merrillville, IN | Hobart, IN | Portage, IN | Burns Harbor, IN | Ogden Dunes, IN | Gary, IN | South Haven, IN | Valparaiso, IN | Kouts, IN | Knox, IN | Hebron, IN | DeMotte, IN | Cedar Lake, IN | Crown Point, IN | Dyer, IN | Lowell, IN | Michigan City, IN | LaPorte, IN | Wanatah, IN | Westville, IN | Winamac, IN | South Bend, IN | Plymouth, IN | Elkhart, IN | Whiting, IN | Rolling Prairie, IN

Menu