When an accident occurs, it can be difficult to remember what you should do next during such a nerve-wracking experience. We at FVF have created this page to help those who have experienced an accident and want to make sure their bases are covered. The things you do immediately after your accident can directly affect the outcome of your case.
We recommend you do the following after an accident:
1. Collect the other driver’s contact, insurance, and driver’s license information.
Make sure that you include the driver’s name, address, phone number, vehicle information, and car insurance information.
2. Take pictures of the damage done to your car and the other car.
Have clear evidence of the damage by taking photos of your car, the other cars involved, and the surrounding scene of the accident. The more evidence you are able to preserve, the better it is for your claim.
3. Collect the contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
Write down their names, phone numbers, or other contact information. Witness testimonials are essential to helping attorneys and insurance companies determine liability in an accident.
4. Seek medical care for your injuries, even if they seem minor.
As soon as you can, see your doctor immediately for a checkup. Some injuries may not appear until hours, days or even weeks after the accident. Brain injuries, for example, can be hard to diagnose because the symptoms are usually subtle and not visibly apparent. It is always a good idea to have a doctor monitor your symptoms from time to time to make sure that your injuries do not develop into serious conditions.
5. Speak with an Austin accident attorney as soon as possible.
As soon as you enlist our help, we will begin working on your case. We will carefully review all the details of your accident and begin working on a results-driven strategy, whether a car accident, truck accident, or pedestrian accident. Our legal team will ensure that you understand your rights and options from the start. One of our firm’s founders has a Superb 10.0 Avvo Rating and has been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list. Needless to say, we have the resources and insight you want on your side.