Accident Help Guide

What to Do If You’ve Been in a Car Accident?

GoSuits is a statewide service in Texas that aids victims of personal injury. Find out what to do after a car accident by reading our Car Accident Help Guide, then make an informed choice by calling 844-Go-Suits to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney or contacting GoSuits.

In order to better understand how personal injury claims function, please refer to the following Car Accident Help Guide.

Things to Do If You Have Been in a Car Accident

Contact the police – Call the police immediately after an accident to file an accident report. You may believe you can fix it yourself, but the consequences to you and your automobile may be more severe than you realize. It is critical to have an official record of the accident.

Do not move your car until the cops say so – Wait until the police arrive on the scene unless the accident is impeding traffic and has to be relocated. If you must relocate your car, snap photographs first – keeping a disposable camera in your car is an excellent way to be prepared in case of an accident. A smartphone camera may also suffice.

Obtain the names of any witnesses– You never know if the accident may result in legal action, so capture everything you can. Before they depart, get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any prospective witnesses.

Collect insurance information – Make a note of the other party’s insurance information, including the name of the insurance company and the policy number. Make a note of the other driver’s name. Take note of where the accident occurred. Also, photograph both cars.

Accept no accountability – Only discuss the collision with the authorities, and even then, never acknowledge culpability – even if you believe you were at fault. The insurance company will use your admission of blame against you.

Seek medical assistance – Even if you believe you are not injured, certain injuries are not always obvious. Keep a record of everything your doctor says to you, including your diagnosis, suggested therapy, and any concerns the doctor has. Make copies of any paperwork the doctor may have.

Follow your doctor’s orders – If your doctor recommends medicine, take it. Make an appointment — and stick it — if he or she suggests physical therapy. Follow your doctor’s instructions and keep in touch with him or her.

The Personal Injury Process

  1. Make sure to get medical attention after a car collision. Even if you believe your injuries are small, see a doctor nevertheless since they may be more serious than you think.
  2. Collect evidence related to the accident and the doctor. Get a copy of your police report if you submitted one. Make a journal or file so you can keep track of everything.
  3. A representative from an insurance company will get in touch with you soon to get a statement or coerce you into signing anything. Consult a personal injury attorney before to making any statements or signing any documents.
  4. Once you contact GoSuits, our auto accident lawyers will collaborate with you to compile further evidence. We’ll review your evidence and consult your medical records. We could go to the accident site and look for witnesses. We may even seek the advice of an accident reconstructionist in situations involving serious injuries or exceptionally catastrophic events.
  5. Based on our investigation, we will offer a frank evaluation of whether or not you have a claim, the value of your case, and the best course of action.
  6. The actual filing of the lawsuit is the next stage in the procedure. Although you might be apprehensive to file a lawsuit against the at-fault motorist, it is necessary to do so in order to make a statement to the at-fault party’s insurance provider. In the event that a settlement cannot be reached before the statute of limitations runs out, it will also protect your rights.
  7. The court will issue a summons after receiving a complaint or petition, setting a deadline for the defendant’s reply. Both parties will interview witnesses, ask for documents, and respond to interrogatories as the case progresses.
  8. We could agree to settle the lawsuit during hearings and talks before to trial. If doing so is in your best interests, we can settle the dispute in that way. But if the dispute cannot be resolved, a trial will be held.

Can I File Case?

You may be able to make a personal injury claim if you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence. However, in order to collect damages for your pain and suffering, your case has to meet three requirements: injury, culpability, and coverage. If you’re not sure if you have a case or if you need help establishing any of these three factors, GoSuits can help. Make contact as soon as possible.