Tips For Car Accident & Personal Injury Victims

In most cases, auto accidents are the result of negligence and poor decision making by the party at fault. Sometimes, accidents are caused by eating and driving, backseat distractions, and driving under the influence.

If you are ever involved in an auto accident the information below will come in handy ensuring that you take all the necessary steps to protect your interests, and gather all the information necessary to file an insurance claim and file suit if needed.

Never Admit That You Are Guilty or At Fault

Don’t say anything that could be taken as an admission of you being responsible for the car wreck. Don’t share your opinion on the wreck with anyone other than the personal injury attorney fighting for you on your case.

Contact Law Enforcement

Its the law in the state of Texas that the police are informed anytime an automobile accident occurs on Texas streets and highways. Also, having the police involved will create a solid record of accident, road conditions, and other details that untrained citizens may neglect to record when taking notes.

Go To The Hospital

Anytime a personal injury is apparent, you should go to the hospital or insure that any injured party is given medical attention. Whomever is found to be responsible for the accident will have to pay the doctor bills.

Car Accidents and Personal Injury Cases

Gather Contact Information

There are a number of other details you should gather as well as listed below.

  • Get to contact information of all drivers and witnesses.
  • Take video and photos of the accident scene with your cell phone.
  • Notify your insurance company.
  • Get the insurance information of the other drivers’ insurer.
  • Don’t discuss your case.

Talk With a Personal Injury Attorney

After you’ve gathered all the information you can from the accident scene, its important that you notify your attorney as soon as possible so you can get all the compensation you can get. After all, you should be compensated for your pain and suffering and there is no better way to go about getting compensated than to file a lawsuit.