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Fort Myers, FL 33919


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First Steps — Immediate Action

Take control after a car accident to protect your rights

Knowing ahead of time how you should respond will help you take prompt, decisive action should you ever be involved in an automobile crash. Our dedicated auto accident lawyers at Viles & Beckman, LLC have more than 40 years of combined experience and can advise you about forming a plan of action to protect your rights.

Taking action at the scene of the accident

Your crucial actions during the immediate aftermath of an accident can help preserve your own health and that of other people involved in the crash. Your plan should include these crucial steps:

  • Do not admit fault
  • Render aid if you are qualified and physically able to do so
  • Call 911 for emergency medical assistance if you believe anybody is seriously injured
  • Request that a police officer investigate and write an accident report
  • Obtain the other driver’s name, insurance and vehicle information
  • Photograph the scene and cars with your cellphone camera
  • Write down the contact information of other witnesses to the accident

Protect your health and your legal rights after an accident

As you recover from your injuries, make sure you protect your legal rights. Take these essential steps as soon as you are able to do so:

  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident
  • Seek medical treatment immediately following the accident
  • Continue to receive follow-up medical treatments as needed to recover from your injuries
  • Keep a file with doctors’ reports and diagnostic tests results
  • Obtain mechanics’ repair quotes
  • Schedule a consultation with a qualified automobile accident lawyer as soon as possible

Protect your rights after a car accident by contacting our experienced Fort Myers lawyers

We protect your right to recover just compensation after an auto accident. Call Viles & Beckman, LLC at 877.709.0633 or contact us online to learn more.