Were you involved in a Florida car accident while driving a rental car? Boca Raton injury lawyer David Glatthorn suggests that you take the following steps to protect yourself and your Florida injury claim.
Check to see if anyone is injured. Call 9-1-1 if there are injuries.
Collect information. Get the name, address, license plate number, insurance information and contact information for the other driver.
Use your cell phone to capture photographs. Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and the damage to the vehicle.
File a report with the police. If emergency personnel are sent to the scene of the accident, a report will be automatically filed. Ask the officer how you can get a copy. You will need to give a report to the insurance company.
Call the rental car company. The number is usually in the glove box. Ask the company the following:
- Is there a form I need to fill out?
- Do you need additional information?
- How should I document the damage to the vehicle?
- How do I get a replacement car?
Call your insurance agent. Your own insurance may provide backup coverage if the other motorist lacks insurance, or is underinsured.
Remember give only the facts and don't sign anything until you've discussed your case with a Boca Raton car crash attorney.
A Florida auto accident lawyer can help you deal with the insurance companies and car rental company while you get back on your feet. To learn more, request a free copy of The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim when you contact Boca Raton accident lawyer David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525.