Seek medical care: First and foremost, if you are severely injured, you should seek medical care after the accident. If emergency medical personnel respond to the scene of the accident, do not refuse their care if you have a serious injury. If medical personnel are not summoned to the scene of the accident, you should seek medical care as soon as possible. A visit to the hospital is not required in every case. In most car accident cases, injuries won’t be recognized until hours, even several days after the accident. If you experience pain days after an accident, it’s not too late to seek medical attention. Give Flo a call, and he can set you up with the correct medical provider right away.
Gather witness information: Obtain the names and contact information of all drivers and witnesses to the automobile accident. In addition, collect the automobile insurance information for all drivers involved in the accident. Always assume the third-party insurance company will want to deny liability to your claim, so witness information could be crucial to reaching an eventual settlement.
Comply with law enforcement: When law enforcement responds to the scene of the automobile accident, it is important that you comply with their instructions and state only the facts involved. Do not speculate or embellish when answering the officer’s questions. Ask the officer for a copy of his or her report for your records. Always request that the police officer create a crash report. This report will help prove third-party liability.
Take photographic evidence: If possible, take pictures of your injuries, the scene of the crash, and the automobiles involved in the accident. This information could be critical in proving liability and damages when pursuing your personal injury claim.
Do not speak with your insurance company: It is very important that you do not speak with a representative from the insurance company. Should they contact you for a statement or for any other reason, refer them to your personal injury attorney. Do not, under any circumstances, offer to give a recorded statement with any insurance company without first speaking to your attorney.
Stay off social media: As harmless as a post or comment made on your social media accounts may seem, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to use these posts as evidence against you in your personal injury claim. It is best to avoid social media altogether until your claim has been resolved.
Do not admit liability: It is imperative that you do not admit fault to anyone at any point after the accident. Doing so could prove disastrous to your personal injury claim.
Call Flo: Contact Flo – your Texas car accident attorney – at 877-356-4529 as soon as possible after your accident. We can get to work immediately to assist you in obtaining the compensation you are owed.