The big question that comes up after a car accident is what you should actually do and how you should respond. You want to start by making sure that everyone is okay in the vehicle and refrain from yelling at the other person who hits you or acting as if it wasn’t at all your fault. The less confrontation the better. If you do unfortunately end up in an accident, here are something you should do, and you should not do to help ensure everyone is safe, and you get the compensation you deserve.
Call the Police and an Ambulance if Needed
If people are injured in the car accident then you should call an ambulance as soon as possible. Let them know what happened on the line and they will send out a police car as well as an ambulance or fire truck if needed. At the bare minimum, you should ask for a police vehicle to come out and help you. The police station files reports and makes sure that no criminal activity has happened. San Antonio police cruisers are trained to handle such accidents, and it is always best to call 911 right away.
Trade Insurance Information
This is where your insurance card comes into play. If you don’t have insurance then you’re out of luck, and you might be facing some legal problems up ahead, but if you do have insurance then you should swap this information with the person that you got in the accident with. When you get home call up your insurance company and make sure that you are covered for this type of accident. Go through your entire insurance plan if the insurance company states that you are not covered. There have been plenty of times were insurance companies lie or work their way out of covering people in order to make more money.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury lawyers are the people that you will call in order to get yourself out of trouble or to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for someone else’s negligence. If you believe that someone else was a cause of this car accident it’s essential to call a personal injury lawyer to get the money that you deserve. Make sure to contact an injury attorney in your city, who is well versed in the city/state’s statutes and laws. Our San Antonio car accident lawyers are always ready to listen to your case and give you a free legal consultation and case review
Don’t Trust The Other Driver
After an accident, the other driver might want to avoid calling the police. They might be afraid of getting a ticket, or concerned that their insurance premiums will go up. If this is the case, the at-fault driver might offer to pay for your damages out of their pocket. Whenever people make this “arrangement,” it doesn’t work out. You end up with very little proof about what happened during the accident and can end up getting nothing in terms of compensation. Not to mention it is illegal in Texas to not call the police after an accident that results in personal property damage.
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Don’t Wait To See The Doctor
Accidents are often traumatic and injuries might not be readily apparent. This doesn’t mean you don’t have any injuries. If you are having symptoms, visit your doctor after a car crash. Even if your injuries end up being minor, its best to be safe. The last thing you want is a minor injury getting worse because it wasn’t treated in time. If you have any injuries, this will also help prove that these injuries were the result of the accident.
Don’t Talk to The Insurance Company
After an accident, you should get a lawyer as soon as possible. The insurance companies will be fighting to get a statement from you. It might seem like they are trying to be proactive and take care of you, but don’t let that fool you. Insurance companies make their money by settling with victims for the lowest amount possible. They will use anything you say to justify a low settlement. If you hire a lawyer, you can direct all contact to them. Your lawyer will be able to handle everything from there and ensure you get the maximum amount for your injuries.
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