Safe Driving: How to Prevent Additional Injuries at an Accident Site

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accident site

Accident sites can often be chaotic. Unfortunately, many people suffer injuries after an accident because of safety issues that arise at the scene. Drivers and bystanders can and should take actions to prevent additional injuries. Even when these precautions are taken, there may be remedies available to those who suffer injuries. 

How to prevent additional injuries at an accident site:

To prevent additional injuries at an accident site, drivers and bystanders can do several things, including: 

  • Contact law enforcement and medical personnel immediately
  • Move away from any potential hazards (e.g., other traffic, fires, debris, etc.) 
  • Wait for law enforcement before confronting other parties involved in the accident
  • Request witnesses to remain at the scene

In many situations, you should remain in the vehicle, if you are in a safe location and not at risk. If there is a risk of injury from other traffic, vehicle exhaust, fire or other hazards, then you should exit the vehicle. Bystanders should be mindful of the potential hazards and avoid interjecting themselves into harm’s way. Bystanders should also wait at the scene for the arrival of law enforcement, so they can provide information about the accident. 

When should you contact a Tampa Florida personal injury attorney? 

If you sustain injuries at an accident site, consider contacting a Tampa car accident attorney to review what rights you may have. A personal injury attorney in Tampa can explain how you may have a claim for money damages as a result of the injuries you sustained. If the facts of your case give rise to a personal injury claim, then an attorney can assist you in filing the claim and potentially negotiating a settlement to compensate you for your injuries. 

The Tampa Florida personal injury attorneys from Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore can provide legal advice and representation to help injured persons recover money damages for injuries sustained in an accident when those injuries are caused by the negligence or misconduct of others. If you have been injured at an accident site, contact Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore to schedule a free phone consultation or an in-office appointment.

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While all pilots are required by law to obtain a license before flying on their own, some pilots doing specialized jobs or tasks need further certification. That may come by extra flight hours, increased pilot in command time and cross-country flying experience.

While rare, aviation accidents sometimes do occur involving under-certified pilots. These types of tragedies may cause serious personal injuries or even deaths. They often also result in property damage. Innocent bystanders sometimes sustain significant losses when unqualified pilots assume control of airplanes or drones. 

Aviation Accidents Occur in Diverse Settings 

Most airlines exercise care in hiring and training pilots. However, significant risks may also occur through the activities of cargo planes, crop dusting planes, unmanned aircraft (i.e. drones), and privately owned and operated planes. Pilots in the air (or on the ground) operate all these types of craft. These kinds of aviation accidents can occur on the ground, during take off, in the air, or during landing.

An Aviation Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa 

If you sustain property losses, personal injuries, or other damage as a result of the activities of under-certified pilots, you may benefit by speaking with knowledgeable legal counsel. The firm of Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore assists injured passengers and other damage victims in obtaining financial compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of under-certified aircraft pilots and/or drone operators. We represent the interests of our clients as experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys

Why Speak with an Injury Claim Attorney in Tampa? 

An unexpected property loss or a personal injury causes distress. Victims may require financial compensation in order to pay medical bills, ongoing disabilities, time lost from work, and a variety of other possible expenses. By speaking about your situation with an experienced, zealous attorney, you may gain better insight into possible legal rights and liabilities stemming from the activities of under-certified pilots. 

Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore provides diligent, aggressive representation to assist individuals who have sustained aviation-related injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.