Being involved in a car wreck can be a confusing and scary experience. Many people who are in motor vehicle collisions are uncertain of what to do immediately after a crash takes place. Unfortunately, the things that victims say and do immediately after a crash can often have a direct impact on how their case is evaluated and if they can recover at all. Below is some general information about some of the steps that car wreck victims can take to ensure that their legal rights are protected. For specific information regarding your case or Texas Law,1 call one of our Dallas auto wreck lawyers today.
The first thing that anyone involved in a vehicle collision should do is call 911 as soon as possible. Doing so will alert both law enforcement and emergency medical personnel to the fact that a crash has occurred, and both should arrive on the scene shortly after a call is made.
If they are able, victims of car crashes should collect and document information regarding the collision in which they were involved. Examples of the kinds of facts to document include the names of the other drivers involved, the weather conditions, the road conditions, the license plate numbers of the vehicles, photographs if possible, and contact information from anyone that may have seen the wreck take place.
Undergo a thorough medical evaluation
People who are involved in car wrecks should undergo a thorough medical evaluation as soon as possible, even if they do not believe that they are seriously injured. Realize, injuries may show up one day, one week or even months after a crash depending on the injuries. Seeking medical attention promptly will both ensure that your injuries are treated, long term medical problems identified, and that a record exists establishing that your injuries were caused by the crash in which you were involved.
Contact a Dallas car wreck attorney today to retain legal representation
Anyone that has been hurt in a car wreck should call an attorney as soon as they are able. The attorneys of Clements & Clements are committed to helping individuals who have been hurt by the negligence2 of others recover for the losses they sustain as a result. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Dallas auto collision lawyers, call our office today at 214-827-1122.