Steps To Take After A Car Accident

  1. Do not leave the scene of the accident. Only leave if you believe it is not safe to remain at the scene, and only leave to get to a more secure area.
  2. Make sure all parties involved are safe and okay.
  3. Immediately call the police and obtain the officer's information and a case number.
  4. Exchange information with other drivers involved if possible, and be cordial and polite. Get their names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, driver's license numbers, license plate numbers and any other information they are willing to give.
  5. Never admit fault or apologize for anything.
  6. Take pictures of all vehicles involved if it is safe to do so and of the scene of the accident.
  7. Get witness information if any are around.
  8. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible even if you believe you are not injured; let a doctor make that determination.
  9. Report the accident to your insurance company. Your policy may require immediate notice even if the accident was not your fault. Make note of any information your insurance company gives you.
  10. Keep track of all medical treatment.
  11. Do not discuss your accident with anyone other than your attorney, your insurance company or the police. Let your attorney discuss your accident with the other driver's insurance company.
  12. Protect your rights. Call our office so that we can make sure your interest is being taken care of.

If you need help recovering compensation after a car accident, call our Edinburg, Texas law office at 956-513-0630 or contact us online. All initial consultations are free and se habla español.