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How to know what to do if you are in a car crash in Texas

If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstances of being in a car crash, you may benefit if you keep some things in mind. At our law firm, it is our primary goal to protect your rights and interests. There are some general guidelines that could be useful if you, a loved one or friend are ever part of a serious auto accident and wish to file a claim for damages.

One of the most important actions to take following a serious auto collision is to alert the police by calling 911. Professional emergency crews responding to the scene not only examine and treat the victims; their actions will be documented, which could protect you from liability. Then, if you were injured in the crash, it is essential that you visit your physician for a follow up exam. Your medical records can serve as official documentation and will likely be used as evidence in a claim.

It is also a good idea to cooperate with authorities and witnesses but refrain from admitting you are at fault prior to consulting an attorney. For example, if you feel you are to blame for the crash and apologize for your actions, your words could be used against you in court if you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit. Further, all those involved in the accident should exchange contact and insurance information, driver's license and license plate numbers, as well as the year, make and models of the vehicles. It may also help your case to write down witness statements and conversations as to how the crash transpired.

Our firm is devoted to fighting for the rights of our clients. For more information on how we might be able to help you, please visit our page on motor vehicle accidents and their aftermath.

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