Traffic collisions happen every day in Fort Worth and frequently result in very serious injuries both to drivers and passengers.
Being injured in a car accident that was not your fault can be a very stressful experience and you probably have a million questions running through your head:
- Should I take photos?
- Do I need to talk to my insurance company?
- Do I need a lawyer?
The first thing you should do – and the more important – is to see medical attention. Your injuries are far more important than any property damage your vehicle may have incurred. Things can be replaced. You cannot.
It is also worth noting that if you do decide to pursue a personal injury claim with the aid of a professional Fort Worth injury attorney, you have a better chance of maximizing your claim if you are prompt in seeking thorough medical care.
If you have sustained serious injuries, it is generally a very good idea to hire a board certified Fort Worth car accident attorney to fight the insurance company on your behalf. Our law firm offers free, no obligation consultation to all injured Fort Worth car wreck victims.
It is also important to make a list of everything that was damaged in the wreck. This list should include damages to your car (even the not so obvious damages) and also anything that was damaged inside the car (sunglasses, GPS, etc.) It is also important to take pictures of everything that was damaged. Use any camera you can: digital camera, your phone camera or a disposable camera. When taking pictures of your wrecked car, take pictures both close up and far away because sometimes the damage can’t be seen when the picture is close. The more pictures you have, the easier better.
One of the first things you should do when you get home - or home from the hospital - is notify your insurance company that you have been in an accident. Generally, your own company will treat you better - and deal with your claim faster - than the other driver’s insurance company. The reason is because you pay them premiums every year and they have a duty to treat you fairly.
The next step would be to educate yourself on your legal rights and options. The fact that you are reading this means that you are already taking this obligation seriously. However, it is wise to set up a meeting with an experienced attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and find out whether or not you even need legal representation.
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