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With an office in Orlando, the accomplished personal injury attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter are dedicated to helping Florida accident victims pursue the financial security they need to move forward with their lives.
If you were hurt or a family member was killed in a car accident, please call us at 407-712-7300 for your free case evaluation. Our attorneys understand that the aftermath of a traffic accident can be a stressful and confusing time; following are some resources that can help you in the event that you’re confronted with the unexpected.
What to do if You are in a Car Accident
For immediate help call 911, or contact the local police or Florida Highway Patrol.
The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles provides a Car Accident Responsibilities page, which includes a detailed list of steps to follow if you’re involved in a wreck anywhere in Florida.
For iPhone and Droid users, the attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter offer a free accident app so you and your loved ones can get the immediate help you need when you need it most.
Accident Insurance Information
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offers a Vehicle Insurance Questions and Answers page, which tackles a number of commonly asked questions about Florida auto accident insurance requirements.
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is responsible for ensuring that insurance providers licensed to operate in the state do business within the boundaries of the law and in compliance with industry regulations.
Accident Injury Resources
The Florida Department of Health website features extensive injury resources, including links to local programs and services.
The state Department of Health also administers the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, which is intended to provide services for eligible Florida residents who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury.
Vehicle and Highway Safety
The mission of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is “to provide highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement.” The agency’s website includes information about driver licensing, vehicle titles and tags, and traffic safety information.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) oversees a spectrum of services to help prevent traffic accidents and their associated costs, including the investigation of potential vehicle safety issues. The NHTSA site includes information about the latest motor vehicle recalls.
Drunk Driving Accident Victim Support
The Florida chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) offers support services to victims of motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk or drugged driving. MADD also engages in nationwide efforts to prevent drunk driving accidents.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a car accident that may have been caused by a negligent driver or motor vehicle defect, please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter for your free consultation. Our attorneys welcome clients from the greater Orlando area, and throughout Florida.