The Big 5: What to Do After a Wreck

When you or a loved one gets into a car accident, it is undoubtedly a stressful situation. Many times, the people involved get into fights, have arguments about fault, or even make accusations at each other. Fortunately, there are steps that can help reduce anxiety surrounding an accident and can help ensure everyone’s rights are protected.

  1. Call the Police
    In Texas, calling the police is required only when an accident results in injury, death, or severe property damage. However, their assistance can help keep you safe, can help document what happened, and can help keep the peace between parties.
  2. Exchange Information
    Including names and contact information, driver’s licenses, insurance, and the location of the accident.
  3. Take Pictures
    Documenting the accident helps explain what happened. Make sure to take photos of yourself, the other driver, the damage to your vehicle, and the accident location including intersecting streets or roads.
  4. Do Not Talk to the Other Party’s Insurance
    Let your own insurance company handle communication with the other party. Information could be misunderstood, taken out of context, or even misconstrued.
  5. Call a Seasoned Personal Injury Attorney
    It’s important to know what compensation you are entitled to as a victim of a car accident. For over 70 years, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner has successfully represented injured people who have been involved in car accidents. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for a free consultation.