The first moments after a car accident may be overwhelming and even confusing. Memories fade quickly, especially when it involves a traumatic incident. Collecting information at the scene may provide evidence that can help to strengthen your claim.
Some first steps we recommend, if you can do so safely, include:
Check yourself and your passengers for serious injuries
Cooperate with the police, but do not provide unnecessary details
Using caution, take pictures of the scene, vehicle damage and your injuries
Exchange contact details with the other driver
Get contact details of anyone who witnessed the crash
DO NOT talk about the type of insurance coverage you have
DO NOT sign any documents to authorize the release of your medical records
Keep a record of any communication with your insurance company
DO NOT sign any settlement agreements without having an attorney review the offer
Contact the lawyers at Anderson Cummings for guidance immediately after your accident
After being involved in a car accident, you may, per the Texas Transportation Code §550.065, obtain a copy of your accident report. The Tarrant County Sheriff's Department website provides helpful information about how to get yours.
Not sure what to do after your car accident? Speak with one of our Fort Worth car accident attorneys. We handle these cases every day, and we are prepared to help protect your claim throughout the legal process.
About Anderson & Cummings
At Anderson & Cummings, the attorneys provide a strong combination of experience, wisdom, compassion and determination. The lawyers know how to stand up to insurance companies and skillfully negotiate the settlement that clients need. They are not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to find out how we can help. Keep in mind that you don’t have to pay us any fees until we make a recovery in your case. That’s how we work. You pay us a fee only after you win.
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