What Do I Do if I Have Been Involved in a Car Wreck? Corpus Christi Part 2
Identify each and every person and business Involved: You and all of the other driver(s) should trade information, including each other’s names, phone numbers, addresses, and operator’s license numbers. You should make sure to get all of the other vehicle’s plate number or numbers, each insurance company which might be involved, insurance policy numbers, and the other party’s agent name, telephone number and address. Get all possible identifying information, including phone numbers and names of any witnesses to the accident. Obtain the addresses of the witnesses if possible. Also, be sure and ask the investigating police officer or officers at the accident scene to give you a business card along with any “incident number" assigned, so that you or your representative can get a copy of the accident report they will prepare.
Take Pictures: If at all possible take multiple photographs from each and every angle at the site of the accident. Photograph any injuries which are apparent or visible. Finally, get pictures of any of the vehicles involved in your auto or light truck accident.
Try to Maintain a Diary: Identify and write down any changes in your feelings or behavior which you or your loved ones notice. This might include aches and pains, memory loss or changes in your behavior patterns. Ask your family members or your friends if any of them have seen any changes in your patterns of behavior.
Document Everything: Document everything that might be connected to your losses. This includes medical bills, reasonable transportation costs related to your injuries, future needed medical treatment, past and present lost wages, future possible loss of your earnings, all effects on your life with your family, and what effect you believe the accident had upon your life. Our experienced attorneys will help to identify any and all losses which might have to do with your accident.
Do not enter into a settlement of your claim with anyone until you know the full extent of all of your injuries and losses: It is a basic fact that people represented by a qualified and experienced attorney generally recover significantly more money for their injuries. Insurance companies have sophisticated adjusters and attorneys working for them. If most insurance companies do offer you a settlement, frequently it is for much less than any claim is actually worth.
Get advice and help from an experienced injury attorney: Carabin Shaw offers injury victims a free initial consultation, without obligation or cost. Should you not hire Carabin Shaw, we will still meet with you to discuss all of your options legally. Call Carabin Shaw today. We may be able to get you a bigger settlement than what the insurance company has offered. All of this is because our injury lawyers know how such cases get evaluated by insurance companies and treated in the courts. Carabin Shaw is always prepared when our lawyers go into court. We are good at maximizing all of the value of our injured clients’ auto accident claims.
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