What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

Have you suffered injury or a death in the family in an auto accident because of someone else’s fault?

Call your Laredo Car Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any automotive injury or death and determining any possible claims.

Skilled Car Accident Lawyers in Laredo

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you should always know your options and your rights, and a Laredo Car Accident Lawyer at Carabin Shaw can help you find answers to those questions and get a little peace of mind. If you have a case or not will depend on your answers to several questions, including but not limited to exactly how your accident happened and who was legally at fault. We can discuss your legal options. Below, we provide some practical, helpful tips for what to do in the aftermath of any vehicle accident.

The 10 Things You Always Should Do After any Vehicle Accident

Here are a few things to keep in the front of your mind about what to do after getting involved in any kind of vehicle accident while in Texas:

Do not leave the scene of the accident. It does not matter how minor your accident may seem. Stay at the accident scene until the police arrive.

Always check yourself for any injuries. Have you been injured? Is anyone else injured? Call 911 as soon as possible and get medical aid on an emergency basis.

Call the local police. Even if no one is injured in your accident, you need to get an officer to respond to the accident and prepare a report of the accident. This may be required by your insurance carrier if you want a right to collect damages for losses, injuries or even just for your car.

Protect both those involved in your accident and yourself. If you physically can, you need to get yourself and your vehicle out of the other traffic’s way. Start your emergency flashers and/or set up your accident flares so that other drivers can see with enough time to avoid colliding with you.

Document the accident scene. Before you move your vehicle, take some photos of the accident scene on a smartphone or camera. This would include your own injuries, property damage, skid marks, and the placement of all the vehicles involved in the crash. When you get home, as quickly as possible, write down each and every single thing you can remember about the details of the accident.

Get the contact information from all other drivers and passengers. Please ask all other drivers involved in the accident for their phone numbers, e-mail addresses and names. Also, make sure to get the details of their insurance carrier. If there were any witnesses to the accident, please get all of their information also.

Get in immediate touch with your own insurance carrier. Please report your accident to your own insurance carrier or company.

Go to a medical professional or doctor. Even if you think you are all right, it is very important that you get medically checked out to ensure that you aren’t missing any injuries. If it turns out that you do have injuries—such as a concussion, whiplash or some spinal damage—your records from these first medical visits will be very important if you decide to take legal action against the other drivers.

Talk to a lawyer. Please do not answer any questions from any insurance investigator or company. It is very import that you not sign anything from anyone except a police report before you speak with an Laredo Car Accident Lawyer. No insurance investigator or company is looking out for your interests. A good Auto Injury Lawyer in Laredo will have your best interests at heart.

Have you suffered injury or a death in the family in an auto accident because of someone else’s fault?

Call your Auto Injury Lawyers in Laredo at Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any automotive injury or death and determining any possible claims.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

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