AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you’ve been in a car accident, do this first before anything else. Otherwise, you may end up hurting your case or even worse – be held responsible for damages by the other party (or yourself).
- CALL THE POLICE, so you can get accident report.
- IF YOU’RE SERIOUSLY INJURED, go to the Emergency Room. IF YOU’RE NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED, call me and get seen by a doctor the same day.
- GET AS MANY PICTURES OR VIDEO AS YOU CAN, the other drivers, their licensed plate, picture of your car and their car, preserve the evidence.
- GET WITNESS INFORMATION get the name and number of the witnesses that may have been on the scene and in any portion of the accident.
- REPORT THE ACCIDENT TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY.Make a call to your insurance company and let them know. Inform them that you were involved in an automobile accident, but refrain from going into too much detail. Keep your remarks short and limited to the essential facts.
Don’t Tell Insurance Companies: I feel fine, my injuries are minor, I will provide a recorded statement and it was my fault.
Note: These statements can give them leverage to deny your claim.
- LEAVE IT UP TO ROXELL CALL 713-974-0388 and I’ll take care of everything.
WHAT IF I WASN’T TO BLAME AT A CAR ACCIDENT
Texas is a “fault” auto insurance state, which means that if you’re in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, the person who caused the accident is usually held responsible for your damages. That means that in the vast majority of circumstances, if you were wounded in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should be entitled to compensation.
All drivers in Texas are required to have car insurance with minimum liability coverage, which gives you a few alternatives for recovering compensation if you are injured in an incident that wasn’t your fault. These are some of the possibilities:
- Using the at-fault driver’s insurance policy to file a claim
- Using your own insurance company to file a claim
- Taking legal action against the at-fault driver
It’s important to remember that, under the state’s comparative negligence regulations, if you’re judged to be partially at fault for your auto accident, your compensation may be lowered by the percentage of blame you’re given.
WHAT’S THE AVERAGE CAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT IN TEXAS?
The amount of compensation you’ll be able to obtain for your car accident will be determined by the specifics of your case, such as the severity of your injuries and the crash’s overall impact on your life. If you were wounded in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to compensation for the following:
- Property Damage
- Costs of Medicine
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Replacement Services for Earning Capacity Loss
Our personal injury attorneys know how to put together compelling legal arguments that get the insurance company’s attention. We know where to seek for evidence to back up your claim and how to deal with pressured insurance adjusters. We’re tough negotiators and excellent trial lawyers, and the insurance company will know you’re serious about achieving appropriate compensation for your losses if you hire Roxell Richards law firm to handle your claim. Let us help you with your personal injury claim.