What Should I Do After An Accident?

What Should I Do After An Accident?

If this is the first time you have been injured in a car accident, you may not be aware of the steps you need to take to protect your right for full compensation. The insurance company of the other driver can take advantage of your inexperience to reduce the value of your claim.
To protect your rights:

  • Call a police officer to complete an accident report.
  • Do not admit fault or discuss fault with the other driver.
  • After tending to the injured, take photos of the accident scene on your cellphone (or ask someone else to) and obtain names and contact information for any witnesses.
  • Even if you do not feel injured, obtain medical care to make sure you are all right. Your PIP coverage is available to pay medical bills.
  • If an adjuster from the other driver’s insurance company contacts you, do not provide arecorded statement or accept a settlement offer without discussing your case with a lawyer.
  • Contact an attorney as soon as possible.
  • Continue medical treatment until you have recovered from your injuries.

It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible so that evidence of liability and damages can be collected and preserved. Even if the other driver admits fault, his or her story may change when the bills become due.

For More Information About What To Do After A Car Accident

For more information, contact Fleming Law, P.C., for a free initial consultation. From our offices in Houston, we serve clients in Harris County and throughout Texas. Call 713-221-6800 or toll free at (888) 529-0018.
See our Car Accident FAQ page for answers to more questions.