If you live in Texas and have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may have lots of questions. Were you at fault? Will you be financially responsible for injuries caused to other drivers or passengers? Are you going to jail? While a free initial consultation with one of our law firm’s experienced Texas motor vehicle accident attorneys can answer most of your questions, there are some easy tips you should follow immediately following your accident to increase your chances of receiving the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
What To Do After a Texas Motor Vehicle Accident
There are certain steps victims of motor vehicle accidents should follow to improve their chances of obtaining the financial compensation to which they are legally entitled. By remaining calm, refraining from admitting guilt at the accident scene, and being cooperative with the appropriate authorities, you give yourself a much better chance of obtaining financial compensation for any damages you may have suffered.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should follow the following tips:
» As soon after the accident as it is safe and possible to do so, move your vehicle out of traffic and warn others motorists of the accident by activating your vehicle’s hazard lights.
» If possible, check on the condition of other drivers and passengers involved in the accident. Call 911 for an ambulance if anyone requires immediate medical attention.
» Exchange information with all other parties at the accident scene. You should obtain names, addresses, driver license numbers, and insurance policy information.
» While laws differ from state-to-state, it is usually a good idea to contact local law enforcement to have a police report prepared.
» Refrain from making or signing making an admission of guilt or responsibility for the accident until you have received professional legal advice.
» Contact your insurance company and report the accident.
» If you have a camera or a cell phone that can take pictures, photograph the scene before the vehicles are moved as well as any damage to your vehicle. This evidence may prove valuable in your personal-injury case.
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If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, you may be unsure of what to do next. You may not know whether you have legal rights to receive financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The experienced Texas motor vehicle accident attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to evaluate your possible legal claim. Contact our office today for a complimentary, no-obligation review of your possible motor vehicle accident case. Simply complete the case inquiry form on this page or call