Brandon Stein Law: The First Thing to do When Injured in a Car Accident or Slip and Fall

Brandon Stein

By: Brandon Stein

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident or slip and fall, contact our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers today.

Being a North Miami personal injury lawyer that helps those injured from car accidents and slip and falls, I am constantly asked by clients: what is the first step in my case?  While some South Florida personal injury lawyers proceed and advise clients based upon what is best for the case, that is not my philosophy.  Without fail, every single client hears the same line from me at the beginning of their case. Ultimately, the most important thing with their personal injury lawsuit is that they receive medical treatment and feel better.  Everything else will fall into place after that.

In North Miami Beach, whether the injury was caused by a car accident or slip and fall, the first thing needed to be done even before going to see a lawyer is to treat with a doctor or hospital.  The biggest pitfall in a case is a gap in treatment.  Here in South Florida, I have litigated cases that are slam-dunks with respect to liability, but once damages are addressed, a significant length of time without treatment for the injury can be crippling for a slip and fall or car accident case.

Basically, a Florida car accident lawyer or slip and fall lawyer has two main jobs when representing an injured client: (1) Stay on top of the client and constantly keep the lines of communication open to ensure that the injuries claimed from the accident are being treated; and (2) Litigate the case as quickly and efficiently as possible so to keep the client happy and eventually achieve a successful outcome.

Nevertheless, when litigating a case, a Fort Lauderdale injury lawyer can always make up for lost time.  However, as far as client treatment is concerned, every single day that goes by that the client does not see a doctor is ammunition for the lawyer of the defendant to challenge the validity of the personal injury claim.