What To Do After A Car Accident

Hopefully, you will never be in a serious car accident. But it could happen to you someday. Even the most careful and respectful drivers can find themselves in the path of a drunk driver, distracted driver or other negligent motorist.

As a San Antonio car accident lawyer since 1982, I have helped hundreds of injured people obtain the maximum compensation possible. At Adkisson Law Firm, we always provide responsive and efficient representation tailored to clients' individual needs. We serve people throughout Central Texas.

Steps To Take After An Auto Accident

The minutes and hours after a collision are critical. If you fail to act, your injuries could grow worse and you may lose vital evidence to prove that you are not at fault for the crash. Here are seven steps to take following a car wreck:

  • Remain at the scene and check on everyone involved in the collision, including your passengers and other drivers.
  • Call the police if the accident caused physical injury or damage to property. Once officers arrive, request that they file a police report.
  • Call EMS to be examined at the scene. Injuries are not always known immediately following a collision.
  • Get contact information from all the other motorists, including names, phone numbers, addresses, license plate numbers and insurance information. If there were any outside witnesses, speak to them and get their contact information, too.
  • Contact your insurance company about the accident. Explain what happened clearly and honestly.
  • Keep track of all the medical treatment you receive and ask for copies of medical reports and bills.
  • Speak to a personal injury attorney about the accident and your legal options.

I am an aggressive personal injury attorney who will never pressure you to accept an inadequate settlement. I have litigated more than 160 cases through to verdict and have obtained more than $50 million in compensation for my clients.

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