After an Accident
If you are involved in an accident in San Antonio, remember to remain calm. As your trusted, experienced attorneys, we will be able to help you through this difficult situation. Remember to gather all necessary information and evidence directly after an accident. If possible, keep notes to help you remember the information that we are going to need.
After An Accident:
- 1. Get the other driver's information, such as name, address, phone number, insurance information and license number.
- 2. Try to get the names and phone numbers of anyone who may have witnessed the accident.
- 3. If possible take pictures of the bike, the car and the accident scene and also take photos of your bruises, scraps and scratches.
- 4. Protect the accident scene and gather up any evidence, such as broken lights or light guards, cracked reflectors, a helmet or helmets, chipped plastic, torn metal or rubber, shards of glass, cracked mirrors, ripped saddlebags, damaged jewelry, etc.
- 5. Call the police and your insurance company right away.
These steps will help us, your motorcycle accident attorneys in San Antonio, find the best way to represent your interests. Remember, both yours and the other driver's insurance company are going to ask specific questions for specific reasons. Even if you are not typically interested in keeping track of small details, after an accident is an important time to record everything relating to the accident, whether in writing, in photographs or via voice recording.
Within a few days of the accident, the other driver's insurance company will call you, asking for a statement. This is to help them assess how much damage was done and to find inconsistencies between your version of the accident and the other driver's. However, you are NOT REQUIRED to give a statement to the other driver's insurance company. Refer them to US instead. We will be working closely with the other insurance company over the next few months, and it is best if they have only one particular set of statements to represent what happened.
As your accident attorneys, the professionals at Carabin & Shaw will take any costs associated with or as a result of your accident into consideration while communicating with the other driver's insurance company. These can include an ambulance, prescription and over-the-counter medication, bandages or antibiotic creams, taxi or ride sharing trips, grocery delivery services, lawn maintenance, restaurant take-out deliveries—anything you are now paying for that you were able to avoid or save money on before the accident (even the gas used by family and friends to run small errands for you counts). If you were not in the habit of saving receipts before, now it is important to consider how almost every purchase, even the seemingly everyday or routine, is impacted by or related to your accident.
In addition, after an accident, keep a careful record of how this incident impacts your work life. Your employer will assist you by keeping track of which days you were gone, but you will also need to calculate how much of your sick leave was used, if and how much of your vacation, emergency, or other types of leave were used, days on which opportunities to work overtime occurred, and most importantly, the cumulative amount of money you would have earned during your absence from work. All of this information is important in our jobs as your San Antonio motorcycle accident attorneys.
If for any reason you cannot collect the above information, do not worry—we are professionals committed to helping you in every way we can.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS BEEN INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT IN SAN ANTONIO, YOU NEED THE ADVICE OF AN EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER. CALL — CALL CARABIN & SHAW — TODAY!