What To Do After A Car Accident

A car accident can be sudden, violent and terrifying. After you have made sure that everyone is safe, we urge you to contact Dana J. Watts, Attorney at Law. Whether your injuries are light or more severe, call to see if you might have a case to recover maximum compensation for the damages you have sustained. We know you might be struggling because of your accident, and we are committed to helping restore you as best as possible.

If you have suffered an injury in a car crash, turn to our founder and managing attorney, Dana J. Watts, a Bradenton and Sarasota personal injury lawyer. He is an adept negotiator and litigator who can help you make a full recovery quickly and-cost effectively. Call 941-404-7053.

Helping You Through The Aftermath Of A Car Accident

When you have been rear ended or struck by a distracted driver, you need an attorney who will keep you informed and not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary. Dana J. Watts, Attorney at Law, was selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, as well as Sarasota-Manatee Top Lawyers 2011 and 2012. A board-certified civil trial lawyer by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education with more than 30 years of litigation experience, AV-rated* attorney Dana J. Watts has the know-how and the proven capability to help you pursue your car accident case successfully.

Your safety is always the top priority. In order to protect yourself, first and foremost, as well as preserve your potential case, here are some tips for what to do after a car accident:

  • Make sure everyone is safe: Once you recover from the initial shock, inspecting yourself and checking on everyone's health is the highest concern.
  • Call 911: If someone has been injured, request an ambulance. It is also important to obtain an official police report.
  • Exchange information: Trade basic contact and insurance information with the other driver(s).
  • Gather information: Take pictures and notes while the accident is fresh in your mind. Get contact information for any witnesses.
  • Don't apologize: Even if the accident wasn't your fault, saying "sorry" might be seen as you admitting that you were guilty.

Contact Our Sarasota And Bradenton Car Accident Injury Lawyer Today

To discuss your car accident case with Dana J. Watts and have your questions answered, call our firm at 941-404-7053 or toll free at 800-599-3181. You can also reach us by email. After-hours appointments are available in special circumstances. We offer free initial consultations and handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: there is no fee unless we recover damages for you.

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