10 Things to Remember In a Car Wreck

Stressed Driver Sitting At Roadside After Traffic AccidentIt is estimated that 20% of all motorists on Texas streets and highways are uninsured. This poses a problem when there is a car accident. Make sure you are insured but also remember to do these 10 things when you’re involved in a car wreck.

  1. Call the police: have them make a report
  2. Go to the hospital and get checked out if you’re injured at the scene. You may also want to see a specialist who deals specifically with car wreck victims.
  3. Get identification. Driver’s license, ID card, license plate number or VIN number are means of proper identification.
  4. Take pictures of ALL cars involved including yours.
  5. Take a picture of the person who hit you.
  6. Record an apology, if possible.
  7. Get the witnesses’ names and addresses. The police will take them but you should keep a copy for yourself in case information is lost.
  8. Do NOT agree to a recorded statement until you have consulted an attorney.
  9. Hire an attorney that specializes in Personal Injury. You don’t want a criminal, tax, or family lawyer handling your auto injury case.
  10. Make sure you have proper car insurance. You don’t want to have to rely on the person who hit you to be insured.
    1. Rental
    2. Uninsured motorist
    3. PIP/personal injury protection: wages (80%) and medical bills

Article written by: Deborah Hensley

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