$100 DEFAMATION CONSULTATIONFREE PERSONAL INJURY CONSULTATION
FREE PERSONAL INJURY CONSULTATION$100 DEFAMATION CONSULTATION

October 5, 2022

What Happens After an Accident

Accidents can happen in any place or at any time, but for some people, it is more likely to happen than others. People are most likely to be involved in an accident if they have been driving too fast or not paying attention to the road. The main problem with being involved in an accident is usually damage to your car and injuries caused by hitting things such as other cars or trees.

If you were badly hurt then you may need help from paramedics, hospital staff, or family members.

What should you do after a car accident?

If you've been involved in a car accident, make sure to call the police immediately. If anyone is injured, the driver is required by law to call for medical help. To note, if you aren't injured, the police will still want to record the accident. If you can, take photos of the accident, the vehicles, and any witnesses. If you suspect another driver is at fault, call a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Be wary of fraudulent lawyers as well, so check their credentials carefully!

What should you NOT do after a car accident?

It is inevitable that at some point in your life, you will be involved in a car accident. Accidents can be scary and intimidating and it is perfectly understandable if you are feeling a little lost and confused. However, help is available and there are things you can do to reduce the stress of being involved in an accident.

Things to avoid after a car accident:

  1. DO NOT move the car until the police have come and taken a report.
  2. DO NOT admit fault to the other driver, even if they claim to be injured.
  3. DO NOT phone your insurance company, let them know you were in an accident, the police have been called and you'll call them when you get home.
  4. DO NOT take pictures of the car and if there is any damage, DO NOT touch it.
  5. DO NOT admit fault to the other driver.
  6. DO NOT give a statement to the other driver if you're in shock.
  7. DO NOT admit fault to the other driver.

The insurance industry

The first thing you should do after any accident is to call your auto insurer. You may not be compensated for injuries that are not covered under your policy until you notify them about this incident. It’s important to keep all medical records pertaining to your treatment as well as copies of bills related to these treatments. In most cases with bodily injury claims, you will need to obtain a lawyer to represent you during negotiations with your own insurance company. Your attorney can help guide you through the process of reaching an agreement with your insurer.

The legal system

A motor vehicle accident is caused by a number of different factors in addition to driving under or over the speed limit. These may include speeding, excessive use of alcohol and drugs, distracted driving, failure to wear one's seat belt, sudden loss of control due to tire blow-out, etc. If you are injured as a result of such an incident, it will be necessary for your personal injury lawyer to gather all the facts related to the cause of this collision, including witnesses' deposition testimony, police reports, and medical records, so that he/she can identify and build a strong case against any negligent parties involved in causing the accident.

In other words, if you were rear-ended at 30 mph while the driver was texting on the phone, then there would likely have been more than sufficient evidence to demonstrate negligence on their part. This kind of thing is easily proven with scientific tests and analysis by experts.

Personal injury claims

When someone is injured in a car accident they are eligible to make a personal injury claim. Injuries from car accidents can range from minor to life-changing, but no matter how serious or minor the injury is, it's crucial to get it documented as soon as possible. If a person chooses to pursue a claim, it is extremely important that they have a solicitor and barrister on their side to get the compensation they are entitled to. Personal injury claims can be complicated, and you'll need a solicitor and barrister to assist you through the process. If you've been injured in a car accident, make sure you visit the site of your local personal injury solicitor and barrister.

Other possible damages

Injuries sustained in automobile accidents vary widely, depending upon such factors as speed of impact, type of vehicle involved, age and condition of the driver, weather conditions, road surface characteristics, etc. There are certain types of injuries that occur frequently enough to merit special mention for their seriousness or frequency. These include broken bones (particularly those involving internal organs), head injury with loss of consciousness, spinal cord damage, paralysis, and death.

How a car accident lawyer can help you after a car accident.

Do you need a lawyer after a car accident? After any type of accident, you need to make sure that you are in good hands. If you're not sure about whether or not you should be hiring a lawyer, consider the following list.

First, if you need money to pay for the bills you have after the accident, you should speak to a lawyer. After a serious accident, you may be dealing with hospital bills and repair bills.

You should always speak to a lawyer before you do something you might regret. A lawyer will know if your insurance company is doing everything in their power to help you. They will also be able to tell you if you have a case against the other driver.

And, if you do, they will help you get the money you deserve.

Remember, after a serious accident, you need a professional by your side.

How to choose a car accident lawyer?

When you're unsure of whom you should hire as your attorney, it's time to consider a few factors.

First, consider how long they've been practicing law, who they've worked with in the past, and what their reputation is.

Next, you should find out what their legal background is. If they've worked with car accident cases only and you're dealing with a civil matter, you'll want someone who specializes in that specific area of the law.

Finally, you'll need to look into your finances. Some attorneys will provide you with a free consultation while others will charge. In the end, you want to make sure you're getting a good deal for the case you're putting your money towards.

Conclusion

The accident was caused by the negligence of both drivers, so they are equally responsible for damages to property and injuries sustained in this crash. If you are in an auto accident, there is more to it than just getting hurt or having your car damaged. You may be involved with a lawsuit if someone else’s negligence caused your injury. If that happens, then you will need legal help from an experienced personal injury lawyer who can fight hard enough to get you every penny of compensation you deserve. To avoid these problems it is better to stay safe and know what to do and how to act during situations like this.


Rose Sanders Law Firm

Houston Location

1 Greenway Plaza, Suite 100
Houston, TX
77046
(713) 231-9288
https://www.rosesanderslaw.com/houston-law-office

Dallas Location

3232 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX
75204
(713) 231-9288
https://www.rosesanderslaw.com/dallas-law-office

McAllen/Hidalgo County Location

3232 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX
75204
(713) 231-9288
https://www.rosesanderslaw.com/mcallen-law-office

Houston Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
1 Greenway Plaza
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77046
Maps & Directions
View Houston Office

Dallas Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
3232 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
Maps & Directions
View Dallas Office

McAllen Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
813 N. Main Street
Suite 701
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 877 2454
Maps & Directions
View McAllen Office

El Paso Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
221 N. Kansas St
Suite 700
El Paso, TX 79901
Maps & Directions
View El Paso Office

Find Out How Rose Sanders Law Can Help You

1 Greenway Plaza 
Suite 100 Houston, TX 77046
(713) 221-3773
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION
envelopemenu