Simple Strategies for Protecting Your Rights in an Auto Accident Claim
At the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our lawyers provide strong representation to clients across Texas who have been injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents and others. For more than 20 years, people have turned to our San Antonio based law firm for help recovering fair compensation for injuries they have suffered at the hands of negligent drivers.
Many people are unsure about what to do after an accident. If you have been in a car wreck, there are a number of things you can do at the scene that could help protect your interests. The first priority should always be to seek medical attention for any injuries that may have happened to yourself or others at the scene. There is nothing more important than the well-being of those involved in an accident.
What You Should and Should Not Do
Do cooperate with police officers at the scene. Give the responding officer a complete statement about the accident. Be as detailed as possible when you answer questions.
Do not mention who was at fault. Especially avoid any comments that imply that you may have shared in the cause of the accident.
Do not talk to anyone from the insurance company. This is true at the scene and in the following days. Insurance company representatives are specially trained to get you to say things that undermine the strength of your claim.
Do take photos of the accident scene. Use the camera on your phone or a regular camera if you have one with you. Get pictures of the accident scene, damage to vehicles, skid marks and wide shots that show stop signs or traffic lights. Also get photos of your physical injuries.
Do get the contact information of any witnesses. The ability to contact these people later in the process could be helpful to your case.
Do speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. We will provide a thorough review of your case, help you understand your legal options and let you know what to expect throughout the process.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact our office today to discuss your auto collision injuries. Initial consultations are free so it won’t cost you anything to get your questions answered. You can reach us by phone at 210-340-0900. Initial consultations are free and confidential.