People who are given their driver’s license are trusted to act safely on the road. If they do not, they can put themselves and others at great risk. Currently, the number one cause of automobile accidents in the United States is distracted driving. Thousands of fatalities occur every year due to distracted driving accidents. Drivers should give the road their undivided attention at all times. The failure to do so can cause serious accidents that have the potential to result in life-changing injuries. Those who are injured in these accidents can pursue legal action with the help of a skilled Texas personal injury attorney.
What Should I do After a Car Accident?
After an accident, there are different steps that should be followed to increase the chances of having a successful personal injury lawsuit. They are as follows:
- Call the police. This ensures the accident will be documented and an ambulance will be sent.
- Obtain the other driver’s insurance information. Be polite to them but be sure not to apologize, even if it is only out of courtesy.
- Take pictures of the accident. This can include damage to your car, the other driver’s car, and property.
- Ask witnesses for their contact information, such as business cards, phone numbers, emails, and more.
- After receiving treatment at a hospital, ask the doctor for all medical documentation relating to your injuries.
- Hire an experienced Texas personal injury attorney for help gathering other evidence to satisfy the burden of proof.
How Long do I Have to Sue After an Accident?
In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. This is a deadline by which the injured party is required to meet in order to pursue legal action and recover compensation for their damages. If they fail to meet the deadline, they can lose their opportunity to do so.
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If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.