What To Do If You Are In An Accident Part 2

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As soon as possible after the auto accident

Take photographs of your injuries and any damages to your vehicle. Get together any and all insurance policies, especially auto policies, in your home to be evaluated by a lawyer. Inform your insurance carrier, through your agent or the 800 number on most insurance cards if after hours, about the accident. Get competent advice from an attorney before you fill out any insurance documents. Get the same good advice before you let any insurance carrier take any recorded statements. Do not meet with any insurance representative before you talk to a lawyer. It is particularly important to get advice from an attorney before you give any statement to any other driver’s insurance carrier. Do not accept or sign any document or check from any insurance carrier until you consult with an experienced injury lawyer.

Check with a doctor as quickly as possible. Some time may pass after the accident and before you become fully aware of the actual extent of your personal injuries. Some injuries may not become symptomatic until well after a collision. If you do not see a doctor, you take the risk of a delay in your treatment. This can aggravate your injuries. Even seemingly minor soreness or stiffness can indicate a much more serious injury. If you think that there is any real possibility that you may be injured, you really should see a medical professional as quickly as possible. An insurance company may well argue that your failure to see the doctor immediately shows that your injury must have been because of an unrelated other incident since your accident. The more time that passes before medical treatment, the harder it will be to connect your injuries to this particular accident. Make sure you report any headaches, memory loss, dizziness, blood or fluid in your ears, ringing in your ears, confusion, nausea or disorientation.

Later On

Within a the first few days after your accident, please write down all the important information, the color, make and year of all vehicles involved, their license numbers, and all details about the accident, specifically including weather conditions, road conditions, time, date, and traffic controls. At this point, if you haven’t spoken to a lawyer, you should consult with an attorney who has the ability, dedication and experience to maximize the compensation and try and minimize the confusion, delay and frustration that can come up when you make a personal injury claim.

Document and record all losses, including reasonable transportation and medical bills related to your injuries, your future needed medical treatment, past and future lost wages, the emotional effect on you and your family, and the general effect on how you live your life. A veteran, experienced lawyer can be of great help to you in identifying any losses and damages that may elate to your incident.

Carabin Shaw has the experienced legal team to take care of all of this. We are standing by to help you and your family.

Are you in Corpus Christi? Have you been in an auto accident?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 361.444.1111, local if you’re in Corpus

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