Margate Car Accident Attorney
Margate, Florida got its name by combining the last name of its founder, Jack Marqusee, and the word “gateway,” as the city was designated to be the route into the western area of Broward County. The area has since been highly developed with golf courses, water parks, and over 53,000 residents. Margate is located only seven and a half miles from the Atlantic coast and thus is an attractive place for visitors to Florida.
Whether you are walking, riding a bicycle, or driving in or around the Margate area, there is a risk that you will be in an car accident. Traffic accidents happen on a regular basis, and while some are merely minor fender-benders, others can be quite serious and the serious personal injuries caused can significantly disrupt the lives of victims.
The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. are here to help car accident victims in Margate and the surrounding areas. If you have been injured, please contact our office for more information on how we can help you.What to Do if You Are in a Car Accident in Margate
It can be difficult to know exactly what to do after a Florida car accident, as it can be disorienting and stressful. The number one priority should be to get emergency medical attention if needed, so you or someone else should call 911 if someone appears to be seriously injured. If medical personnel want you to go to with them in the ambulance, follow their advice and receive the medical treatment you need.
If you are able to stay with your vehicle, make sure you get as much information as possible, including the following:
- Names and contact information of anyone else involved in the collision;
- Names and contact information of witnesses;
- The exact location of the crash;
- Pictures of the cars, the crash scene, and other factors that may seem relevant.
Many people do not know whether to call the police after an accident. However, Florida law requires that law enforcement be notified of a crash if it caused damage appearing to be over $500, any injury, or death. In most cases, it is necessary to call the police. The police can also determine whether the other driver involved violated the law, such as drinking and driving, which can help your case in the future.
Finally, you will always want to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you obtain compensation for your losses through an insurance claim or a personal injury claim in court, if needed. You should never delay in making that call to ensure you receive payment you deserve.Find Out How a Margate Car Accident Lawyer Can Assist You Today
After a car crash, you can always count on the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. to protect your rights. The firm has the resources needed to stand up for injured accident victims and our car accident attorneys have successfully represented many people in and around the Margate area. If you would like to discuss how we can help in your specific situation, please do not hesitate to contact our office online or by calling 954-693-0073 for a free personal injury consultation today.