What to Do When You Get in a Car Accident
ATTORNEY: If you’ve been involved in an accident and suffered an injury, the first thing we’d recommend you do is get medical attention. That by far is the most important thing that you can do. It helps you get well, and it also documents the injuries that you have experienced. After that try and get as much information you can regarding the people involved, and/or the witnesses that may have seen what caused the accident to occur, and/or why. The other thing you might want to do is take a look at your income tax, your wage earning history. Because those will help us form a complete value of what your case is worth, so when we present it to the jury, they will understand everything you have gone through, and everything you’ve lost. We talk to our clients regularly and routinely. When they are suffering as a result of an injury, we try and help them get medical attention. When they’re suffering economically, we do what we can to help them get over and/or bridge those areas of economic concern. So we are able to concentrate on the matter at hand, which is trying and resolving their case, and getting the verdicts that are necessary to restore them to the place they were before this event happened.
First and Foremost, Get Medical Attention
Even if you feel OK right after your car accident, get medical attention. It is difficult to understand the nature and extent of injuries, especially in the confusing minutes and hours after a car crash. Some conditions may not be obvious for days.
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At the Tylka Law Firm in League City, Texas, we recommend several other actions after a car accident, but nothing is more important than seeing a doctor. If you do not have health insurance or cannot afford to see a doctor, tell us. In many cases, we are able to advance funds for medical care and living expenses.
Gather as Much Information as You Can and Talk to an Attorney
If you are able to at the scene, gather whatever facts you can. Write down how and why the accident happened. Get the names, contact information and insurance data from the others in the accident.
Get the names and contact information of witnesses and what they said. Get the names of police officers and ambulance personnel. Take pictures. If you cannot, ask a friend or relative to take photos of the scene, the cars involved and your injuries. Remember to use your mobile phone camera, if you do not have another camera available. Get the police reports. Call us to investigate. The Tylka Law Firm has investigators available immediately to go to auto accident scenes.
Notify your insurance company. Tell them the location of the accident and what happened. You do not have to talk to the other person’s insurance company. What you say can and will be used against you. The other insurance company will be looking for a mistake in whatever you say. When you are shaken up and in pain from a car accident, you could give confusing statements. Your car accident lawyer can handle communications with insurance companies for you.
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
Insurance companies aggressively defend against car accident injury claims. If you were injured by a careless driver, you will likely be in an uphill battle to obtain the compensation you need to recover from your losses. This is why it is so important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
Our lawyers have the experience, skill and resources to fully investigate car accidents and to determine causation and liability. We can help you find the facts and uncover evidence of driver negligence, including:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Lane violations
- Red light violations
- Road rage
Insurance companies have teams of attorneys and investigators who are employed to help limit and deny compensation for injury victims. Our law firm is on the side of individuals injured in car accidents. We have successfully handled hundreds of car accident injury claims and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Helping You Obtain Full Compensation For Your Losses
Injuries sustained in a car crash can take years to heal. Sometimes, car accident victims never fully recover and are left with hardships that last a lifetime. When we represent car accident victims, we carefully assess the full scope of damages to ensure that no potential hardship is left unaccounted for.
A car accident victim may require ongoing medical treatment, medication, home care, adaptive equipment and other expensive needs. Our thorough approach is designed to ensure that our clients have the financial resources they have to pay for all of these necessities, even if they are needed for a lifetime.
How Long Will My Case Take?
Many people wonder how long their car accident injury case will take. The time it takes to effectively resolve a case depends on a variety of factors, including nature and degree of injury, whether or not medical treatment is still ongoing and the backlog in the court system. Each of these controls the timeliness of the resolution of the claim. While a quick resolution is not always possible, we always strives to resolve matters as quickly and efficiently as possible, while seeking for the best possible results.
The Importance Of Trial Experience
Many car accident injury claims settle out of court, but this does not mean seeking a quick settlement is in your best interests. Our attorneys prepare every case for the possibility of trial. We do not accept settlements that are not in our clients best interests. Our thorough, detail-oriented approach sends a clear message to the insurance companies. They know they must deal fairly with our clients or face a lengthy legal battle.
Contact The Tylka Law Firm
If you wonder what steps to take after a car accident, turn to the Tylka Law Firm for answers. Many people who face legal challenges have questions about family law. We can answer your questions. To talk with an attorney about your questions, call Tylka Law Firm or contact the firm online. We offer free initial consultations for all legal matters.
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