What Should I do if I’m in a Car Accident in Texas?
Car accidents are frightening, and though nobody ever wants to think about what would happen if they were in one, having a plan could save them in the long run. Please read on to learn more about what to do following a car accident:
What is the first thing I should do?
The first thing you should do is call the police. The police will document the accident and diffuse any tension between you and the other driver. From here, you should begin taking photos of the accident, documenting each and every ding that was not there before the accident occurred. Bear in mind that while it is important to be polite and not let your anger get the best of you, you must also never apologize after the accident. Even if you apologize simply on instinct or out of courtesy, you are essentially admitting fault, which can be used against you.
From here, it is very important that you receive medical attention as soon as you possibly can. Even if you are not injured at first, certain serious injuries take a couple of days to set in, so it is best you are proactive and seek medical attention immediately after the accident occurred.
What can an attorney do for me?
Attorneys are trained in finding and presenting evidence in the most convincing way possible. An attorney will work to obtain security camera footage of the accident, medical documents regarding your injuries, police reports of the accident, witness statements, and more. Do not wait. The sooner you file, the better.
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If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Steve Brannan, we have the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. We are ready to help.