Being involved in a car wreck can be scary, particularly if you were injured. We have created a handy checklist to help guide you through the steps to take after you have been in an accident. Be sure to print it now to store in your glovebox. It’s free!
Step 1: Report the Accident to the Police
Motor vehicle operators involved in a car crash in Texas are legally required to report an accident that results in injuries or death. Call the police to the scene, and call an ambulance for any injured people.
Be sure you stay at the accident scene until you have given a statement to the police. The police will create a report, which you can request a copy of later.
While you wait for the police to arrive, get the other driver’s information, including their name, contact information, driver’s license number, and insurance information. If you are able, take pictures of the damage to all vehicles and the accident scene. Note the time, location, weather, and anything else that could be significant.
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You may be too injured to do these things. If you are seriously injured, seek medical care immediately. A personal injury attorney like the team at Carrollton Injury Law can help you get all of this information at a later date.
Step 2: Get Medical Treatment for Your Injuries
Don’t wait to get medical treatment for your injuries, even if they seem mild. Keep records of your injuries, including treatment dates, pictures, and receipts.
If an insurance adjustor asks about your injuries and treatment, do not talk to them. They could use that information against you later to justify paying a lower claim amount. You can, however, discuss the property damage with them, meaning the damage to your vehicle.
Step 3: Seek a Free Injury Claim Evaluation with a Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury law firm like the team at Carrollton Injury Law can help you get fairly compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages from missing work. Even if you think you don’t need an attorney, it doesn’t hurt to call for a FREE injury claim evaluation to see if you could be getting more for your claim. Personal injury lawyers are used to dealing with insurance companies and know how to get you the money you deserve. At Carrollton Injury Law, you can trust us to get you the maximum compensation available. Call or Text us at 972-360-9898 for a FREE injury claim evaluation.
How is Carrollton Injury Law different?
At Carrollton Injury Law, we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law. We believe that consistent communication leads to a more efficient and successful financial recovery in the end. We reach out to you regularly to update you on the status of your claim, and we want to be continually informed about everything happening on your end – your medical treatment for painful injuries, your limitations in life due to someone else’s negligence, your lost wages from missing work, your disfigurement or scarring, your permanent impairment, and your pain and suffering – everything you’re going through. All of this information is vital to the successful handling of your personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of an accident, please call or text Carrollton Injury Law today at 972-360-9898 for a FREE injury claim evaluation. We look forward to showing you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.