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Auto Accident FAQ
When an individual is involved in a car accident, it can be traumatizing. You may not know what the next step is and feel worried or concerned. This is an understandable reaction. Auto accidents happen in the blink of an eye and they are not something for which we can truly be prepared. You will most likely have a number of questions after an accident. Our car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are dedicated to providing the answers you need.
Should I talk to the insurance company?
After an accident, we advise you to report it to your insurance company. You may want to avoid providing recorded statements to an insurance company, however, until you have retained legal counsel. Statements you make may be used in your case after an accident, you may make comments of which you are not aware.
What do I need to obtain?
You will want to make sure you exchange information after an auto accident. This includes the other party’s driver’s license number, their insurance information, and any other documents related to the vehicle, especially if it belonged to a business. If possible, also seek out potential witnesses to gather their information. Their statements may be used on your behalf. If possible, take photos of the scene, the damage, and any visible injuries.
Do I need to seek medical attention?
After any auto accident, you will want to get checked by a doctor or other medical professional. The medical records may be used in your claim. Also, victims do not always notice or feel their injuries right away. It may be days before you begin to experience the pain of an injury caused by the accident.
How do I know who was at fault?
Texas is a “fault” insurance state which means that the driver who caused the accident must pay for the damages. Fault is based on a number of things including the reckless actions of other drivers such as drunk driving, texting while driving, and more.
Do I need a police report?
A police report of the accident can help solidify the events that occurred. This can mean additional evidence for your claim. If possible, getting a copy of the police report is advised to help show your side of the story.
How quickly should I retain representation?
If you have been involved in an accident, retain representation as quickly as possible. This can help protect your rights to just compensation and keep you from making any statements that may be used against you.
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Our auto accident attorneys at Wyatt Law Firm have served injured individuals for over 25 years. We know that the aftermath of a car accident is a difficult time for our clients. It is our goal to help alleviate the struggles you may be facing so you can take the next step without worrying about financial hardships. We have proven that we can be trusted to guide our clients through the complex legal struggles.
Wyatt Law Firm provides aggressive representation for people throughout Texas and the nation, including the cities of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo and Corpus Christi.