I Received a Car Accident Injury | What Should I Do?

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If you received serious injuries due to a car accident, you should not have to suffer alone, especially if this was at no fault of your own. It is essential that you take strides that will lead you to the financial compensation that you require to heal and, overall, justice. If you believe that you are eligible for a personal injury claim, continue reading to learn how a proficient Tyler, Texas car accident lawyer at J. Chad Parker, PLLC can guide you through the filing process. 

What process should I follow after receiving a car accident injury?

The nature of personal injury claims is having to satisfy the burden of proof. The right evidence will establish the negligence of the other party and strengthen your claim. Therefore, it is in your best interest to follow the below steps immediately after your car accident: 

  1. Call 911: The law enforcement officer will conduct a police report. Even if your accident was a minor fender bender, injuries still may arise, and this document is essential for your claim.
  2. Record the details: Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including any hazards that may have played a part in the accident. Additionally, take photos of your injuries. If safe, do this before removing the vehicles and debris from the road.
  3. Exchange information: Collect the personal information of the other party, including their name, contact information, driver’s license number, insurance company name, and insurance policy number. This is important to do to avoid a hit-and-run charge. 
  4. Locate witnesses: If there are any present witnesses, exchange contact information with them as well, and ask if they have any photos or videos of the accident.
  5. Seek medical treatment: The present law enforcement officer will call for medical attention to the scene on your behalf. When they arrive, seek treatment as soon as possible. Even if you do not feel hurt, some injuries like concussions, whiplash, or internal bleeding are not immediately obvious. 
  6. Attend follow-up care: Seeking consistent treatment as necessary will establish the connection between your injuries and the accident for your claim.
  7. Hire an attorney: We recommend that you talk to a talented Tyler, TX auto accident attorney as soon as possible. We will evaluate your case and your eligibility for financial compensation.
  8. File before the deadline: Importantly, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Texas is generally two years from the date of your accident.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for a Smith County, Texas attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.