What You Should Do After a Car Accident
Dallas injury attorney Michael Guajardo discusses what you should do after a car accident including how to handle questions from police and what you should and should not say to insurance adjusters.
Car Wreck, Now What?
The first thing you should worry about following a wreck is your safety and the well being of others around you. Once everybody is out of immediate danger, you should seek immediate medical attention. Too often, we see clients who delayed medical attention and are paying the price for it. Many injuries following a car accident aren’t readily apparent and can come to the surface days and weeks down the road. By seeking a medical system right away, you are not only uncovering these problems sooner, but it will help you when it comes time to receive compensation for your injuries.
Document the Accident
Go to the scene of the accident, or have somebody else do so if you are unable to, and take pictures of the area, skid marks, your vehicle and even the other vehicle if possible. You will also want to write down notes regarding your side of the accident. Take pictures of any injuries as well. All of this evidence will prove invaluable when it comes time to try your claim. Insurance adjuster have a lot of different tricks up their sleeve, but there isn’t much room for them to deny you claim when you have photo evidence on your side.
Don’t Speak to Anybody After a Car Accident
Once major tactic insurance adjusters like to use after a car accident is to approach you and attempt to get you to either admit fault or take an unfairly low settlement. If you are approached by an insurance adjusters, refuse to speak to them until you have spoken to an attorney. They may seem like they are on your side and looking out for you, but they are not. They will only try to deny, reduce or delay your claim and are experts at getting victims to help them accomplish this.
Car Accident Attorneys Can Help
Our car accident attorneys gladly offer a free consultation and they can answer any questions you may have about your wreck. We urge you to contact following your wreck so we can ensure you get the compensation for your accident that you deserve. Call us at 972-774-9800 or fill out the form below today.