Were you seriously injured from a car crash? Read these 4 things to know after a car accident to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
1) Giving a Recorded Statement
After a car crash, it is never a good idea to give a statement to the insurance company’s adjuster. Insurance companies are not in the business of paying out compensation to other people who have been injured. They’re in the business of making money for themselves and for their shareholders. Additionally, it’s been our experience as a firm that insurance companies at times have doctored statements and transcripts that people have given them to win a case. To avoid these scenarios, you need to talk to an attorney who is experienced in this area of the law to guide you through that process.
2) Lost Wage Reimbursement
The first step in making sure that you have your lost wages fully and fairly compensated is hiring an attorney with trial experience in this area of the law. A firm such as ours with this type of experience knows what to do to move your case forward so that you get full and fair compensation from the insurance company of the negligent driver.
3) Other Driver Has No Insurance
On occasion, the other driver in a car wreck does not have liability insurance. Under those circumstances, we ask the client to bring in all of their own insurance documentation and we look for uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage covers these sorts of situations in Texas. Sometimes, the other lies about their insurance status or employment status. A driver on the clock during an accident may well be covered by employer insurance.
4) Steps to Take After a Car Accident
The first thing you should do – if you can and are able – is get as much information as you can from the other side, including insurance information and contact information. Also, make sure you get as much information from the police officers at the scene and witnesses as possible. Additionally, you need to seek medical attention immediately so that we get a snapshot early on of what your injuries seem to be.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in Texas and have questions about the 4 things to know after a car accident?
Contact our experienced El Paso car accident lawyers at Chavez Law Firm today for a free case evaluation and case evaluation.
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