What to Do After a Car Accident
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All car accidents, whether major or minor, cause an immense amount of stress and hardship. In the wake of a collision, many drivers find themselves fearful of the future and confused about what to do. As an Austin personal injury law firm, we take pride in educating clients on the proper steps to take following a car accident.
Car accident attorney Aaron Allison began working at his father’s law firm when he was a teenager. Today, he continues his father’s dedication to fighting for justice on behalf of injured people and their families.
What to Do Immediately After an Auto Accident
The chaos and confusion following a car or truck accident does not provide the ideal setting to gather information. However, if you can, document the scene as much as possible. To the best of your ability, you should try to:
- Call 911 if anyone has been hurt – Even if the injuries seem minor, they may become more severe without medical attention. If you cannot make the call, ask someone else.
- Take down the contact information of all involved drivers and any witnesses – You will need this information both when contacting your insurance company and your lawyer.
- Take photos of your vehicle, the other vehicles, the crash scene and your injuries – Many people use their cell phones to take photos of the wreck scene, while others keep a disposable camera in their glove box in case of a wreck.
- Write down a description of the scene of the accident and the extent of your injuries – You may find it difficult to recall the circumstances of the wreck later on, which is why you should immediately record as much as you can about the collision as soon as possible.
Remembering the accident scene and identifying witnesses helps us get started on establishing your claim based on facts and first-hand accounts.
You Get Better While We Get to Work
At The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, we believe that your health comes first. While you attend to your medical needs following a car or truck accident, we manage your case with attention to every detail, starting with property damage and PIP claims. We can also refer you to doctors in the area if you need one.
Our Austin car accident lawyer will investigate the accident quickly and preserve evidence. The earlier we can secure evidence, the better chance you have for recovery based on the extent of your damages.
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If you have been involved in an accident, give us a call at (512) 474-8346 or contact our Austin personal injury attorney online. We can walk you through what to do after a car accident. Even if you think the accident was partially your fault, you deserve honest and competent legal representation.