What to Do After a Car Accident in Henderson County
Call the experienced lawyer who can help you recover compensation
You’ve been in a car accident. Now what? Many people aren’t sure what to do next when they’ve been in a crash, in Henderson County or anywhere in Texas. When your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, you deserve financial compensation, but the legal process can be complicated.
Weinstein Law can help. Attorney Jeff Weinstein has been helping clients recover the compensation they deserve for decades. He knows how an injury can impact your life. He knows how insurance companies try to take advantage of your situation. He builds strong cases and helps you fight back.
Here are some steps you can take to protect your health and your rights after a car accident:
Get Medical Attention
Maybe you think that you’re just shaken up and otherwise seem fine. You think seeing a doctor will take too much time and isn’t necessary. Do it anyway. Some injuries have delayed symptoms – such as head injuries or damage to internal organs. A medical professional can examine you and treat any injuries you do have. A medical professional can also document your injuries, providing evidence that you were hurt in a car accident. This documentation can help your case when you are trying to recover financial compensation.
Call the Police
There are several advantages to calling the police, even if your accident seems minor. They can secure the accident scene to help keep everyone safe. They can arrange for anyone who is hurt to get medical attention. Another thing police will do is fill out an accident report. This document will include very important information that can help your case. For example, it may note whether the other driver was speeding or driving under the influence.
Start Getting Information
For example, ask the other driver and any witnesses for contact information. This includes names, addresses and phone numbers. Get the other driver’s insurance information. Write down details about the other car, such as make and model and the license plate number. When you get a chance and while your memory is still fresh, write down your account of how the accident happened.
Take pictures of the accident scene. Be sure to get pictures of the car that hit you, any property damage, road conditions, nearby traffic signs and signals, and any landmarks. Take pictures from different angles. Also get pictures of any visible injuries you have. After you receive medical treatment, keep documentation together in a single place.
Call A Lawyer
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as you can following a car accident. You may not be sure if it’s worth talking to a lawyer or even if you have a case. A lawyer can explain your rights and give you the information you need to decide what to do next.
Talk to an experienced lawyer who will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with attorney Jeff Weinstein. If you can’t make it to his Athens office, that’s not a problem. He can meet you at your home, in your hospital room or anywhere else that’s convenient.