Should I Settle In An Auto Accident Case That Was My Fault?
Unfortunately, car accidents happen quite frequently. There are many reasons why you may be involved in an auto accident. Common causes are talking on the phone or texting, if there is bumper to bumper traffic, someone is speeding, etc. Most people wonder what to do when someone hits them, but no one ever asks the question of what you should do when you are the cause of the accident. To prevent causing a car accident, you should take precautions when driving such as putting your phone down, watching out for the changing speed limits, and just being aware of your surroundings. As simple as this may seem, there are still times when we make mistakes and may be the reason for a car accident. The Payer Law Group in Orlando understands that you are only human and you make mistakes. Our attorney can help you decide what the best option is for you when you are at fault in a car accident.
What to do After the Accident
Although being in an auto accident that is your fault may cause stress and devastation, you must spring into action and make sure there are no injuries in your vehicle or in the other person’s car. That is the number one thing to check for because if there are injuries, they may need medical attention right away. On top of that, if you have caused the injuries, you will want to help out to make sure the injured person(s) are okay and stable for their sake and yours.
Next, you will want to exchange insurance information with the other driver(s). The information you provide to them should include your name, phone number, insurance carrier and policy, and you should also date the time and day of the accident. After you have made sure everyone is okay and exchanged names, call the police and then your insurance company. The cops will need to come to fill out a report of the auto accident.
Never Flee The Scene of a Crime
You may have increased stress when you are at fault in a car accident but the one thing you don’t want to do is drive away from the scene. This can lead to a jail sentence lasting up to a year. You will also need to pay a substantial amount of fines if you do flee the scene of an accident and are charged.
Contact The Payer Law Group
When you have made sure everyone is okay and have talked to the police and your insurance company, call the Payer Law Group and schedule a consultation with our auto accident attorney who will sit down with you and review your case in depth. Based on what they find and your chances of fighting in court, you may be presented with the option to settle. If you were caught texting and driving which caused your accident, settling may be the best choice for you but if you had to stop short or the accident was due to traffic on the road, our attorney will fight for you in court.