A Step-By-Step Guide: What You Should Do After a Car Crash

Living and working in Fort Worth, I know that traffic wrecks happen every day across the DFW Metroplex. But if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in one of these collisions, do you know what you should do?

I have been helping auto accident injury victims since 1991. Many people have come to me for help after trying and failing to deal with the insurance companies or handle their claim themselves. Others come directly from the hospital with a stack of doctor bills and feeling completely out of their depth. Whatever the situation, I can help. As a personal injury attorney I have assisted thousands of people get the compensation they need to pay off their medical debt and take back control of their life. Whether you are ready to hire a lawyer, or merely just trying to gather some information, I hope you find this step-by-step guide a helpful resource in explaining what you need to do in order to be a good claimant following an auto accident:

  • Seek medical attention. Your vehicle can always be replaced, but it is crucial that you receive the appropriate care for your injuries.
  • Make a list of everything that was damaged. This should include any and all damages both to the vehicle and anything that was inside it. Make sure to also include less obvious damages and include photos of everything that was damaged. You can never have too many pictures. When taking pictures of your car or truck, take pictures both close up and far away to make sure you've properly covered the damage.
  • Notify your insurance company that you have been in an accident. Your own insurance company will generally treat you much better - and more efficiently - that the other driver's company. If you are pursuing an uninsured or underinsurance motorist claim, you will be up against your own insurance company, so you need to beware that they won't necessarily treat you as fairly as they should. A board certified personal injury trial lawyer will be able to help you make sure you receive the fair compensation you are entitled to. For more information, please request a free copy of my books 15 Mistakes That Could Wreck Your Texas Accident Case and Texas Property Damage Guide.

For a free, no obligation consultation on your personal situation call now on 1-800-354-MARK (6275).


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Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas