What To Do If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident?


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What should you do after an auto accident? This very useful guide will help you understand the best steps to take after an auto accident.

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What To Do If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident?

  1. 1. CALL US NOW FOR A FREE PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM REVIEW Houston: 713-957-2030 (TOLL FREE: 888-777-6391)What To Do If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident? www.texasaccidentinjurylawyers.com
  2. 2. Have You Been Involved in a Car/Truck/Motorcycle or other Accidentand Need to Make a Claim for an Injury?» It is important that you follow the proper process to be sure your priorities are correct and also so any claims you need to make will stand the best possible chance of being successful.» Our quick guide below is an easy cheat sheet for you to use in case you or a loved one are an unfortunate victim of an auto accident. www.texasaccidentinjurylawyers.com
  3. 3. 1 Determine if you or your passengers are hurt and need first aid or immediate medical attention. If you do, seek help from emergency medical personnel by calling 911.2 If you are not in need of immediate attention, safely exit the vehicle and move away from traffic.3 Take time to survey the scene of the accident to make yourself aware of important details such as: identify the driver of the other vehicle(s) involved, identify any possible witnesses to the accident - be sure to point them out to the investigating officer, look for skid marks from the tires of any vehicle involved, as well as physical evidence such as broken glass, broken tail lights, car parts, etc - the location of this debris in the road way will often reveal the "point of impact" of the vehicles which can become crucial evidence - again, point out any thing you find to the police officer. www.texasaccidentinjurylawyers.com
  4. 4. 4 Obtain the following information from the other driver(s): name, address, phone numbers, name of liability insurance company and name and phone number of their insurance agent.5 Talk to the police officer - make sure that he or she understands how the accident happened. Do not take responsibility for the accident or state anything that may place fault on you even if you think you may be at fault. There may be things of which you are unaware that caused or contributed to the accident.6 If you have a camera or camera phone take pictures of the vehicles, the accident scene, the roadway, the driver(s) and passenger(s) of the other vehicles. www.texasaccidentinjurylawyers.com
  5. 5. 7 Collect contact details of witnesses who were not involved in the accident - get their names, addresses and telephone numbers.8 Obtain a copy of the accident report and case number from the police officer.9 Seek medical attention for yourself and all passengers in your vehicle. Some injuries will be unnoticeable due to shock. Significant injuries may go undetected for several days or even longer. www.texasaccidentinjurylawyers.com
  6. 6. CALL US NOW FOR A FREE PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM REVIEW Houston: 713-957-2030 (TOLL FREE: 888-777-6391)Kennedy Hodges & Solomon Personal Injury Lawyers 510 Bering Drive, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77057 info@texasaccidentinjurylawyers.com www.texasaccidentinjurylawyers.com