After a car accident in Austin, Texas, it is important for those involved in the wreck to know what they should and should not do. Often, this is not something that people give much thought to until their car has been hit and they are injured — or there are injuries to other people in the vehicle — but looking at these tips before things get to this point can help you know how to act.
The first thing to know is that you could be injured even if you think you are not. There are some injuries that may not be obvious at the crash scene, so you could think you are fine, but they could show up in the next few hours or even days. For example, you could be suffering from internal bleeding without knowing it. As such, having a doctor take a look at you is always a wise plan.
Another thing to remember is that working with an insurance company can be tricky, and the process is usually driven by money — not by what you really need. You should always be careful and know exactly what you are doing before you sign any paperwork.
Finally, you should always get out your phone or your camera to take photos of the scene of the crash. Do this immediately if you are not injured. It can be hugely beneficial when determining who was at fault in the wreck.
If you would like more tips about auto crashes or more information on your legal rights when you have been involved in one, we think that you may find our car accidents page to be very helpful.
Source: Terry & Kelly, PLLC, “Post-Accident Tips” Sep. 04, 2014
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