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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Auto Accidents

In the minutes, hours and days following a car accident, it can be very difficult to know the right things to do. That’s why experienced Orlando car accident lawyer James Cunningham has compiled this list of car accident FAQs.

Should I call the police after the accident?

It is always a good idea to have the police investigate even a minor car accident. Police reports contain vital information such as who was injured, damage to vehicles and property, who was found to be at fault for causing the accident, whether a driver disobeyed traffic signals and signs, and other pertinent information. In addition, your car insurance company will always want a copy of the police report for their records.

Should I exchange information with other drivers and witnesses?

Absolutely! Write down the name, insurance company information, license number, contact information, license plate number and driver’s license number from any driver involved in the accident. Also, get the name and contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident.

If I don’t think I’m injured, should I see a doctor anyway?

Yes. Sometimes the symptoms of a serious injury don’t become apparent until hours, days and even weeks after the accident occurred. It is recommended that anyone involved in a car accident experiencing anything out of the ordinary be examined by a doctor. This step may prevent you from suffering additional injuries.

Why should I take pictures of the accident scene?

In order to protect your rights and recover financial compensation to help with medical bills, car replacement or repair, and other damages, it is very important to take pictures of the accident with a cell phone or digital camera. If you’re able, take multiple pictures of the accident, the vehicles involved, the road or intersection in each direction, and anything else that you feel is important.

Do I have to contact my insurance company?

As part of your policy agreement, you are required to notify your insurance company as soon as you are able after the accident has occurred.

Do I have to talk to the other driver’s insurance company?

No. You do not have to talk to the other driver(s) insurance company and you should not discuss the accident with anyone except the police, your insurance company and your car accident attorney.

Should I contact an attorney?

Definitely! If you or a family member has suffered an injury in a car accident, speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer may enable you to receive the financial compensation you deserve to help with any accident-related costs. Since 1977, Orlando car accident attorney Jim Cunningham has been helping people recover from car accidents and holding those responsible for causing the accident accountable for their actions. Call him today and schedule a free consultation about your case.

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If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).

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  • Rear End Car Accident:
    $3.75 Million Recovery
  • Semi-Truck Accident:
    $1.5 Million Recovery
  • Van Rollover:
    $1.2 Million Wrongful Death Recovery
  • Rear End Bus Accident:
    $775,000.00 Recovery
  • Truck Collides with Cow:
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Our Florida Offices

We have 15 convenient office locations around Central Florida to better serve our auto accident clients.

15 Florida Locations

Orange County:
Orlando, FL

500 Delaney Avenue #404
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

300 International Parkway #100
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

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

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

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

Volusia County:
DeBary, FL

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

Volusia County:
Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

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

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

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

Polk County:
Winter Haven, FL

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

Hillsborough County:
Tampa, FL

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

Marion-Sumter Counties:
The Villages, FL

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

Lake County:
Mt. Dora, FL

Mt. Dora, FL
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

3721 S Hwy 27, Suite A
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County:
Titusville, FL

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

Brevard County:
Cocoa, FL

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

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  • I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver ran a red light and my car was a total loss. I was referred to James Cunningham due to the fact that our attorney’s have been very impressed with James Cunningham’s work. This fact turned out to be very true… A Personal Injury Client
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