Car accidents are a frequent occurrence in and around the Houston area. Approximately one and every four people will be in a car accident in their lifetime. It is important to know what to do if you are involved in a car accident.
Suggested steps to take after an accident:
• Turn on emergency flashers so that other drivers know to avoid your car.
• Check to see if any passengers are injured and if so, call for medical assistance.
• If safe to do so, exit your vehicle and check on the other vehicle to see if anyone is in need of medical assistance.
• Call the police so that they can make a police report, which can later be used by insurance investigations and lawsuits. Officers can also assist in exchanging information among drivers involved in the crash.
It is important during this process to construct complete and accurate records of the event so that the accident claim is processed as quickly and smoothly as possible. Many insurance companies now offer mobile applications to aid in this process. Be sure to obtain the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and insurance information of the other drivers. If possible, get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any individuals that may have witnessed the accident.
Do not discuss the accident with other drivers or witnesses as an admittance of liability may be used against you later. When possible, write down the facts surrounding the accident, including the date and time, road conditions, and any other pertinent information.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident, contact the attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner today by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-870-8584.