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In a split second, another person's carelessness can cost you your
health, career and livelihood. Car accidents happen every day for any
number of reasons, and the likelihood of being involved in an accident
is high for drivers of all ages. A car accident, however, does not have
to derail your life. If you are involved in a collision, there are remedies
that can help you to recover the compensation you deserve so that you
can go on with your life.
Car Accidents Happen Every Day
There are as many causes of car accidents as there are drivers. A distracted
driver, an impaired or even a sleepy driver can cause an accident that
injures you and destroys your car. If you need your car for work, their
negligence can cost you your career and your financial stability. What
you do immediately following a car accident will make all of the difference
in the remedies you can enjoy.
After an auto accident in Wichita Falls, you are probably bombarded with
"Who will care for my children if I have to go to the hospital?",
"How will I pay for the damages that my insurance company doesn't
"Will I lose my job?" All these questions may be racing through your head while you are dealing
with the pain of your injuries. An experienced law firm can help you to
sort through these questions and understand your rights following a car
What to do When You Have Been Involved in a Car Accident
While the average person will rarely experience a catastrophic car accident,
they are a frequent occurrence to police, fire departments and paramedics.
An accident can go from looking like Armageddon to being completely clean
in a matter of hours. This is why it is important to act quickly if you
have been involved in a car accident.
-Ensure your safety first. If it's safe to do so, move any vehicles
out of the roadway to ensure that first responders can get to you easily.
-Call for help. Call the police and ambulance if there are injuries. If
you suspect there may be a fire, call the fire department.
-Allow the medical responders to examine you even if you don't feel
injured. Some injuries, like soft tissue injuries, do not appear immediately.
It is also important to get a report of your exact condition on the scene
in case you decide to file a personal injury claim later.
-Gather information from the other driver. This includes their home phone
number, address, insurance policy numbers and cell phone numbers.
-Find witnesses. Eyewitness testimony can help collaborate your account
if you are accusing the other driver or being at fault. Capture their
contact information so that you can speak to them again later. In some
cases, they will need to testify in court, so it is vital that you get
this information from them. Witnesses often leave the scene of an accident
quickly so act fast to get their information.
-DON'T discuss the accident with the other driver. Never admit fault
or apologize for the accident. Even seemingly innocent statements can
be used against you to deny you compensation.
-Take photos and video of the accident scene, if possible. As soon as
you are able, write up a short account of exactly what happened. Be sure
to include details like weather conditions, road obstructions and landmarks.
-After the dust settles, the other driver's insurance company may
contact you. Do not talk to them or sign anything without your lawyer
present. They may try to get you to admit fault or accept a settlement
for less than your injuries are worth. Always contact your attorney if
they contact you.
Why you need a car accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm
If you have been injured in a car accident, you will need an attorney to
fight for your rights. There are limits to the time that you can file
a claim for your injuries, so it pays to get legal help immediately. Your
attorney will compile all of your medical treatment records, police reports,
photos and witness statements and use these to argue your case. Remember
that you can often recover damages even if you were partially at fault
for the accident or also breaking traffic laws when the accident occurred.
While car accidents in Wichita Falls happen every day, they are still
traumatic when they happen to you. Having an experienced and competent
attorney on your side will help you to recover the money you deserve so
that you can return to your normal life as soon as possible. The Doan
Firm has served thousands of clients over the years and can help you to
get the compensation you deserve for your auto accident. Call us for a
free consultation today.