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Steps to take after a car wreck in Texas

Most of us will be involved in a car accident at some point in our lives, we just don’t know when. That’s why the best thing you can do is prepare ahead of time by going over the right steps to take in the moments, hours and days after an accident occurs.

Immediately after the accident

  • Check to make sure everyone is okay.
  • Call 911 to report the accident and ask for a ambulance, if necessary.
  • Don’t admit fault to anyone at the scene.
  • Take photos of the property damage, and note conversations.
  • Get contact information for everyone involved as well as any witnesses.

After you have left the scene of the accident

  • Report the accident to your insurance company.
  • Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area.
  • Do not agree to any settlement offer until your lawyer has looked it over.
  • Keep in mind that insurance companies have their own best interests in mind -- even your own provider.

Of course, these are just the general guidelines for what to do after a car accident, and the specifics of your situation may require you to take different actions. For example, you should definitely seek medical attention if you think you need it.

Car accidents are extremely common, but they can still disrupt your life, especially if they aren’t handled properly. Hopefully, these tips will help you to know what general steps to take so that a car accident doesn’t have to interrupt your life for very long.

Keep reading for more information on the legal services we provide to people in the Galveston and Friendswood areas who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents.

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