After an Accident: What Should I Do Next?

If you have just been in a Fort Worth car crash, you probably don’t know what you need to do next. This can be a stressful and anxious time – particularly if you have never been in a car accident before. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to help you understand what you need to do next.


First of all, are you injured?

If so, then you need to go to the hospital and get medical treatment. Emergency room doctors are obliged to treat all accident victims – so you should go to the ER even if you don’t have health insurance. You can always recover this cost from the at-fault driver later on.


If you have not suffered any serious or obvious injuries, be mindful of the fact that the surge of adrenaline you experienced immediately after the accident might be masking any pain or soreness. Pay close attention to your body and if you do start to experience any symptoms over the coming hours or days, make sure you go to see a doctor immediately. Note that any gap in your treatment could be used against you should you decide to pursue a personal injury claim later on.


Contact your own insurance company

If you have been in a car wreck in Texas, then you have a duty to inform your own insurance company. This is particularly important if you were the driver at-fault, but even if the other motorist was completely responsible, you still need to let your own insurance company know. They might be able to provide you with additional information or assistance such as getting your vehicle repaired or getting a temporary rental car.


Learn about your legal rights

Not every Fort Worth accident results in injuries, and not every person that does get injured will require the assistance of a personal injury attorney. However, it is important that you do your research so that you are aware of your legal rights and options. If you have been injured and you were not the driver at fault, then it is always a good idea to seek a free, no obligation consultation with a board certified Fort Worth personal injury lawyer.


Call the Anderson Law Firm today to discuss your case with a board certified car wreck injury attorney. Call toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.



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