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With offices in Florida and Massachusetts, our attorneys serve clients in the following localities: Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, Weston, Plantation, Miramar, Margate, Coral Springs, Parkland, Broward County, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Avenutra, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Massachusetts, Boston, Cambridge, Newton, Wellesley, Brookline, Waltham, South Boston, and Lexington.
· DO get medical assistance. If you or anyone else in the accident has been injured, get medical treatment as soon as possible.
· DO call police. Request that an accident report be created and obtain the accident report number.
· DO exchange information with other drivers. Write down the name, address, phone number, driver's license number, and insurance policy number for all drivers involved in the accident. Write down the vehicle identification number and license plate number of all other motor vehicles. Note the make and model of each vehicle and whether they were damaged.
· DO talk to witnesses. Write down the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. Detail what they saw. They may be able to assist you if other drivers disagree with your description of the events.
· DO take pictures or video of your vehicle, the accident site and your injuries if possible.
· DO review your insurance policies to find out what is covered and what is excluded.
· DO notify your insurance company immediately after you are in a car accident, your car is stolen or damaged or another such covered event takes place.
· DO take notes when you speak with your insurance company. Make notes of the names, job titles and phone numbers of the insurance company representatives (and their supervisors) with whom you speak with. Note what was discussed and what you or the representative promised to do.
· DO tell your insurance company the truth. It will save time and effort. Additionally, if you fail to be forthcoming with your insurance company, this could reduce or even invalidate your coverage.
· DO investigate whether you have additional insurance coverage from other sources. Depending on the circumstances, supplemental coverage may come from another auto insurance policy, a homeowner’s policy or umbrella coverage.
· DO keep the receipts for money you spend on car rental, medical bills and purchases made in connection with the motor vehicle accident.
· DO make sure you are aware of the difference between the replacement value and what you actually owe on the car. If the car is deemed to be totaled, some insurance will cover only the cash value of your car at the time of the accident. You may actually owe more than that on the loan or the lease of the car. Gap coverage makes up for this difference.
· DO consult an attorney for legal advice. Your insurance company is legally obligated to follow through on the terms of its contract with you. You have the right to make sure that happens.
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· DON’T panic. Remain calm.
· DON’T leave the scene of the accident.
· DON’T wait. The longer you wait to obtain legal advice, the more difficult it is to prove your case.
· DON’T accept the insurance company’s estimate of your losses and damages until you have a chance to fully explore the matter yourself. An attorney’s help can be valuable in determining whether the insurance company’s estimate is fair.
· DON’T give the insurance company a recorded or written statement until you have determined how you wish to proceed. It is important to be aware of the extent of your insurance coverage and your rights.
· DON’T sign a release or waiver until you have first sought legal advice. While you may feel pressure to sign a release or waiver from your insurance company, it is your right to explore all of your options. Make sure that you take appropriate action within the time limit stated in your insurance policy.
· DON’T accept a check from your insurance company, especially one that says “final payment” unless you have obtained legal advice and have carefully weighed your options.
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If you or someone you know was injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, or if a member of your family suffered serious injuries or a wrongful death, please contact Ira Evan Weintraub twenty-four (24) hours a day at (877) 570-HURT or (954) 336-9152 for a free consultation and case evaluation. Whether you need a South Florida or Boston accident attorney, or an attorney in Miami or Worchester to help with your injury claim, or an accident attorney in West Palm Beach or Massachusetts, we can help. With offices in Florida and Massachusetts, our attorneys represent clients from throughout Florida, including Avenutra, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, Margate, Coral Springs, Parkland, Broward County, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, to Massachusetts, including Boston, Cambridge, Newton, Wellesley, Brookline, Waltham, South Boston, and Lexington, and across the nation who are involved in accidents. He handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that he does not collect attorneys’ fees unless he obtains compensation for you by way of settlement or verdict.