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Personal Injury Dos & Don'ts

The Dos

Do seek medical attention before doing anything else.

Do summon the police, in appropriate cases.

Do cooperate with all law enforcement and emergency personnel who respond to the scene.

Do get the license plate numbers of all other vehicles involved in car accidents and the drivers' names, addresses, telephone numbers, and insurance information.

Do get the name and address of the animal's owner and any license information if you were injured by an animal bite or attack.

Do write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all potential witnesses to an accident.

Do contact your health, homeowner's, and/or automobile insurance companies, as appropriate.

Do take photographs of all of the following, as applicable, as soon as possible after the accident:

  • The scene of the accident, from all angles.
  • The surrounding area.
  • The product or animal that caused your injuries.
  • Your injuries.
  • Any property damage.

Do contact your attorney.

The Don'ts

Don't move your vehicle after an automobile accident unless necessary for safety or required by law.

Don't subject yourself to further injury by standing or waiting in an area of traffic or other safety hazards.

Don't leave the scene of an accident until the police tell you it is okay to do so.

Don't throw away any potential evidence in the case, such as defective products, or torn or blood-stained clothing.

Don't remain in a burning building while calling for help. Leave the area of danger first, and then immediately call from a safe place.

Don't engage in discussions as to fault with anyone, and make sure you don't apologize for anything—it can be considered evidence that you were legally at fault.

Don't agree to settlement terms without contacting your attorney.

DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.

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Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373