Six Quick Tips to Remember after a Car Accident

Six Quick Tips to Remember after a Car Accident

What to do after a car accident might not be something you’ve ever considered.  When a car accident occurs, it is usually very traumatic for all of the parties involved. In most cases, passengers and drivers do not know what they should do in the aftermath of a crash. If there are injuries, who will pay for them? What if somebody dies? These questions may weigh heavily on your mind.

Fortunately, Adam Miller, The Texas Bulldog is here to help.  If you have been involved in an accident, The  Miller Law Firm will fight for you every step of the way.  Call now for a completely free, no-obligation, case review at 713-572-3333.  You will never pay anything unless The Texas Bulldog wins or settles your case.  This article is going to give you some suggestions about how best to handle a car accident. These six steps can help you when dealing with such a distressing event so you can protect your rights.

  1. Always call the police and seek medical attention if anyone involved is injured.  If anyone is seriously injured they might be taken to the hospital via an ambulance or lift flight helicopter.  It is important that the police are involved so they can file an official report.  This report will help prove your case when it comes time to sue for compensation.
  2. Remember to stay calm and don’t panic; this will help you think more clearly and make better decisions.  The most important thing when it comes time to your case is to never admit fault.  Saying something as simple as, “I’m sorry” can be twisted into an admission of guilt.  Being polite is important but try to say as little as possible to the other party other than exchanging information.
  3. Take pictures of the scene. It is vital to take pictures while you are at the scene of an accident because they can provide proof of what happened in the event of future disputes. When it is safe, take photos of your car as well as the other party’s vehicle(s) and any of property damage if applicable.  Taking pictures from every angle is ideal but not always possible or safe.  Use your discretion but try to get as many photos as possible.
  4. If possible, always move the vehicles out of the way of traffic.  However, if there is significant damage to either vehicle, do not move the cars until the police have arrived.  It might not be safe to move the cars yourself and the car(s) might need to be towed away.
  5. Always collect information from the other drivers involved in the accident. This includes their names, phone numbers, insurance companies and policy numbers.  Try to get the information of any passengers and all witnesses as well.
  6. Lastly, call an attorney. Many people do not realize that they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, and an attorney can help you understand your rights and how best to pursue them.

If you’ve been in a car accident, there are some things you should remember to do. We’ve outlined six quick tips for you here, but if you have any specific questions or need more help, please don’t hesitate to call us at The Miller Law Frim. We want to make sure that you get the best possible outcome after an accident, and we’re here to help. Have these tips in mind after your next accident and feel free to give us a call for more personalized assistance.