According the TXDOT, most crashes in Texas result from speeding, failure to yield, driving under the influence of alcohol, and running red lights and stop signs. If you are involved in car crash, what next? We’ve created a list of 7 steps to take when you’ve been injured in car accident.
Stay at the scene (don’t flee)
If you’ve been involved in a car crash, don’t flee the scene. Fleeing the scene is the worst possible action you can commit right after a crash has taken place. Not only does it not look good for your case, it’s also dangerous. It’s important to stay and gather information and photos or medical treatment you may need.
Contact the Police
No matter how major or minor the accident, contacting the police is necessary. Their accident reports will be valuable for your case. They are considered valuable for insurance claims and personal injury suits.
Take photos of everything
The photos you take are crucial evidence.
- Document all damages to each vehicle involved in the car crash
- damage to belongings
- physical injuries.
If applicable gather information
If the police haven’t arrived yet, you should gather information such as insurance and contact information from the other driver. Also, if there are any witnesses their contact information may help for a possible statement in the future.
Receive medical help
No matter how you feel in the moment it’s important to receive treatment after an accident. It can help in your future case if the opposing insurer tries to downplay your injuries. Also, after a crash, you are more likely to have high adrenaline and you don’t notice serious injuries. Therefore medical reports and these records are important for your case.
Keep the receipts! These receipts include any expenses including
- Vehicle damages
- If you have lost wages from not being able to work
Retain an experienced attorney
At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping clients throughout the San Antonio, Austin, and McAllen areas as well as statewide who have been injured due to someone else’s careless or negligent actions.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED SAN ANTONIO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY TODAY
If you or your loved one want aggressive representation in your personal injury case, call the attorneys at Villareal & Begum Law Firm. We are a full-service law firm focusing solely on personal injury law and can give you and your case the time, attention, and dedication needed to get the results you deserve.
At Villareal & Begum Law Firm there are no out-of-pocket legal expenses, and you only pay when we win your case. Contact us today in San Antonio to schedule your no-obligation consultation.