DBLF works hard to protect the rights of individuals who have suffered an injury after an automobile collision. Hiring a lawyer to help you through the claims handling process won’t be the first thing on your mind but will be an important consideration in the days and weeks after your wreck.
Immediately After The Collision
Seek Immediate Medical Attention: If you have injuries that require immediate medical attention, call 911, and wait for an ambulance to arrive.
Gather Important Information: Make sure to get the name, address, license number, registration, and contact information of every driver involved in the crash. If possible, get the names and contact information of witnesses as well. If you are able, take photographs of the scene.
Call The Police: Officers will be able to create a crash report and determine which driver was at fault. This is important as Texas is an “at fault” state. This means the party that is found to be at fault for an auto accident will be responsible for compensating the injured party.
Notify Your Insurance Company: Regardless of who is at fault, you should contact your insurance company to report the collision.
Get Checked Out By A Physician: Once the immediate adrenaline of the collision wears off, it is likely you will feel some stiffness. Take the time to have a physician make sure you are okay. Just because you can’t see an injury doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Obtain A Copy of Your Crash Report: Copies of your crash report will be available approximately 10 days after the event. Crash Reports can be purchased online from the Texas Department of Transportation at https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase
Contact D Benton Law Firm: DBLF offers a no-cost, no-obligation consultations for individuals injured in a collision and there is never any out of pocket expenses when you hire the firm. You owe nothing unless DBLF is able to help you. Attorney Danae N. Benton’s goal is to make sure you have the help you need as you work to put life back to right.