Car accidents cause an incredible amount of stress and hardship. However, if you can deal with your accident properly and gather the appropriate information, the situation can be much easier to handle. After a car accident, you should:
- Call 911 if anyone was injured
- Take down the contact information of all drivers involved and any witnesses
- Take photos of your vehicle, the other vehicles, the crash scene and your injuries
- Write down a description of the scene of the accident and the extent of your injuries
Taking these proper steps after an accident will help us get started on establishing your claim based on facts and first-hand accounts.
Over 300 Crashes Reported in Central Texas Due to Icy Road Conditions
Recently, car accidents have been rampant in the Austin area due to adverse weather conditions. According to Austin’s KVUE, icy roadways have caused more than 300 vehicle crashes around Central Texas.
In Austin, police officials stated that they have responded to 274 crashes since January 28. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said that on average, 40 car accidents were happening every hour since the wintery weather began. Even two police vehicles were reportedly rear-ended.
On January 28, Austin-Travis County EMS crews reported 100 collisions between 5 a.m. and noon. Around 6:15 a.m., emergency crews responded to a 20-car collision on MoPac near Parmer Lane caused by ice on the roads.
In Leander, there was a crash involving a school bus hitting a guardrail. In Round Rock, there were 70 accidents reported, with at least three of them involving police vehicles. Williamson County police reported that they responded to 40 car wrecks. Pflugerville police said they responded to 23 collisions.
If you have been involved in a car accident, give us a call at (512) 474-8346 or contact our Austin injury attorney online. Even if you think the accident was partially your fault, you deserve honest and competent legal representation. Also, feel free to comment below or post on our Facebook page.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Personal Injury Attorney