2 Taken To Hospital After Crash In Fort Lauderdale

2 Taken to Hospital After Crash in Fort Lauderdale

A Fort Lauderdale Police officer and another driver had to be rushed to the hospital after a crash in Fort Lauderdale. The crash happened at the intersection of State Road 84 and Federal Highway on Friday afternoon. The police cruiser was severely damaged and was left missing a tire. The crash occurred when a driver in a Nissan sedan failed to stop for a police officer who had his sirens on as he approached the intersection. The female driver of the Nissan sedan had to be extricated from her vehicle and was airlifted to the hospital. Police officers are still investigating the cause of the accident. No further details have been released.

Steps to Take After an Accident in Florida

The state of Florida has over 15 million licensed drivers traveling on roads and highways every day. This inevitably leads to crowded roads, daily traffic, angry drivers, and car accidents. After a serious car crash, most people have a lot of questions that need answers. In this short guide, we will list some of the most important steps you can take after a car accident in Florida.

Call 911 Right Away!

After a car crash, most drivers and passengers are left in a state of shock. This may distract you from the task at hand. If someone is badly injured, they are going to need help. The best thing to do immediately after an accident is to call for help. Dial 911 right away! When speaking with the 911 operator, make sure to be very specific so they can locate you quickly and get help to you as fast as possible!

Obtain an Accident Report

It doesn’t matter if you are involved in a minor fender bender or a serious crash with extensive property damage, make sure you obtain a police report with all of the important information you need. This is important because if you want to file a claim or a lawsuit in the future, this is going to help make everything a lot easier. It also helps you to remember the details of your accident.

Gather Evidence

After you call 911, make sure to write down any important details about your crash. For instance, jot down any details about road conditions that may have caused the accident, traffic lights, nearby businesses or cameras, eyewitnesses, etc. Additionally, if you’re able to take videos or photos of the accident with your smartphone, you should definitely do that. It is recommended that you also capture the traffic signs and street signs as part of evidence.

Call Your Insurance Company

After an accident, it is important to contact your auto insurance company. The sooner you call them, the quicker you will be able to get compensated for your injuries and damage to your vehicle.

Speak with a Car Accident Attorney Today!

For over 19 years, Suarez & Montero has been helping injury victims in South Florida. If you were injured in an accident of any type, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. At Suarez & Montero, our injury attorneys have a steady record of success when it comes to helping injury victims obtain compensation for their injuries and we can help you too! Contact one of our car accident attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation! We have represented clients throughout Florida in many types of accident cases and we are prepared to do the same for you. In our opinion, the best results come from an open and collaborative process with our clients. Our main goal has and always will be to provide quality legal representation to those who trust us with their case. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident with an out-of-state driver, call an injury lawyer at Suarez & Montero immediately. Our Law Firm’s history of extraordinary representation and success in car accident cases and many other types of personal injury claims has earned us glowing testimonials from former clients, as well as high reviews on Google! For over 19 years, we have delivered quality legal representation for people who have been injured in all types of car accidents across South Florida. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.

We assist clients throughout South Florida including those in the following areas:

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami,  Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

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