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What To Do When You're In An Accident

It’s always a stressful and traumatic experience to get involved in any type of vehicle collision. When you find out that the driver who collided with you was uninsured or underinsured, your stress levels may rise even more. What will you do if the other driver does not have full automobile insurance or even minimal liability coverage? Who will pay for the damage to your car and its repairs or replacements?

Texas Personal Injury Lawyers can assist you in obtaining appropriate compensation for your injuries, losses, and expenses if you are hurt in a vehicle accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist.

If our firm can assist you with your claim, we will notify you during your consultation call. It is entirely up to you whether or not you want to accept our services. For an obligation-free consultation, contact us now.

Do You Have To Notify The Police About A Minor Vehicle Accident?

In certain instances, you must dial 911 and request for the police. They are:

  • If anyone is injured, they’ll determine if an ambulance or a fire truck are required.
  • If the accident has closed the roadway.
  • If the other vehicle failed to stop.
  • If you have reason to believe the other driver is intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
  • If the other driver refuses to provide their insurance information, or you think they may be driving without insurance.
  • If you believe the other driver caused the accident on purpose.

Steps To Take After A Car Accident

 

In that split second when you’re in shock, it’s easy to forget what to do afterwards. Regardless of who is at fault or how bad the incident was, these are the first actions you should take. For further information, take a look at our page on What To Do After An Accident

  • If you can, do pull over safely.
  • Stop your vehicle in a safe place and switch off the ignition and turn on your hazard lights to notify other drivers.
  • If you or any of your passengers are injured, conduct a thorough risk assessment and look for injuries to everyone else involved. If anyone is hurt, call 911 and request the police.
  • Make sure everyone in the vehicle is out before leaving it.
  • It’s vital to share your name, address, phone number, and registration information with another driver you’re dealing with.
  • Keep calm.
  • DON’T apologize or admit responsibility in the heat of the moment. The insurance companies and cops are responsible for determining what has occurred and who is to blame.

Even If I Am Not Injured, Should I Visit A Doctor After An Accident?

 

Following a vehicle accident, you should always visit a doctor. Your adrenaline is pumping after a car accident, and it might be difficult to think straight. At the time, you may not feel any discomfort and believe you are not harmed.

Even if you are not hurt in a vehicle accident, you should visit a doctor. As a precaution, you should have yourself examined. Because the many injuries that may occur in a car accident aren’t immediately obvious, you should seek medical care as part of your post-accident actions.

It is a good idea to visit a doctor even if you believe you are not hurt. If symptoms of injuries start to emerge, you’ll be seen again. Despite the fact that you may feel that your state following a vehicle accident is minor, it is essential to take it seriously. Take your time and follow the instructions carefully. If you have any questions, contact your doctor or local health department.

It is in your best interests to visit a doctor; you may find yourself pursuing justice and compensation down the road for any injuries you incurred as a result of no fault of your own.

What Happens If I Got Into An Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

 

If your car is damaged because of another driver’s carelessness, you may be eligible for compensation. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a no-win-no-fee claim against the other driver’s insurance. If you were the driver or a passenger, then you are covered under this policy. Give Texas Personal Injury Lawyers a call for a confidential conversation at (888) 997-2148 and we can help you assess your case.

What happens If I’m Responsible For A Vehicle Accident?

 

The insurance companies will determine who is to blame for the accident. In instances like driving without due care and attention, reckless driving, or driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, the police may propose prosecution.

  • If you are at blame, your insurance company will cover the costs of repairing your automobile. 
  • You will be responsible for the extra premium. This is the proportion of any claim that you agreed to with your motor insurance provider when you purchased the coverage.
  • If you don’t log a claim and pay your premiums, you’ll lose the no-claims bonus you’ve acquired and your premium will most likely increase at renewal.
  • If other people are hurt and claim compensation, your insurance will pay the claim if it’s successful.

If you were hurt in the accident, you won’t be able to file a compensation claim since you are at fault.

What Should You Do If The Other Driver In A Vehicle Accident Did Not Stop?

 

The legal responsibility of a driver who causes an accident, but then flees without notifying the authorities is called hit and run. In Texas, hit-and-run laws are strictly enforced. This charge is also known as “Leaving the Scene of an Accident.” It can result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction, depending on the extent of the damage or injuries caused in the accident.

In a nutshell, Texas hit-and-run laws stipulate that anybody who is involved in an accident (regardless of who is at fault) that causes property damage or injury must not leave the scene without doing certain things. Leaving the site of an accident before completing the required actions may result in felony charges.

There is a process in place for drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and any other type of road user who has been hurt as a result of a hit-and-run accident.

What Should I Do If I Was In A Vehicle Accident Yesterday?

 

After a vehicle accident, always make sure you follow these steps:

  • Please contact your insurance provider immediately. Describe the incident and give the other parties’ names to your insurer.
  • Be sure to inform them of your injuries as well.
  • Gather any supporting material, such as photographs or dashcam videos.
  • If no one called the cops after you or anyone else was hurt and there was no emergency, contact your local police department.
  • Call the authorities on 911 to report your accident.
  • If you’re injured in an accident, you must file a claim within 24 hours.
  • Follow any and all subsequent instructions provided by your automobile insurance or the police.

What Happens If I Didn’t Fasten My Seatbelt?

 

There are a few special cases, but the law states that you must wear your seatbelt in the front or back of a vehicle that is moving. However, if you were not wearing one for as long as the accident was someone else’s fault, you may still be able to make an injury claim.

You may have been injured because you weren’t wearing your seatbelt. Alternatively, if you weren’t wearing one, your injuries might have gotten worse. Regardless of the case, in a successful claim due to contributory negligence, you’ll most likely receive a lower compensation payment.

  • Because of this, you are partially to blame for your injuries if you didn’t wear a seatbelt.

Contact Texas Personal Injury Lawyers

 

Texas Personal Injury Lawyers can assist you, so give us a call at (888) 997-2148 for a free case evaluation. We’ll be able to tell you whether or not you qualify for a vehicle accident compensation claim. If you decide to proceed, the procedure is as follows:

  • We’ll connect you with one of our expert personal injury lawyers.
  • They’ll look at the specifics and decide whether they’re able to accept your claim.
  • Your claim will be handled on a no-win-no-fee basis.
  • If the claim succeeds, you will be compensated for your injuries.

Call us at (888) 997-2148 right away. We take cases on a contingency fee basis and there are no costs unless we win, and the consultation is completely free.