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What to Do at the Scene of an Auto Accident

In Order to Prove Fault

To be considered “at fault,” one driver must be the main cause of an auto accident.

Car accident lawyers can help, but you need to know what to do following the incident and prove fault. The state of Texas provides accident report forms, which should be part of your checklist. Always keep one in your car.

A checklist helps remind you of immediate actions to take. Check whether anyone is injured, move your car to a safe place if possible, and call 911. Also, exchange important information with the other driver involved; these details will be pertinent later, especially if there is an insurance claim or you hire an auto accident lawyer.

Gathering Evidence

Important evidence to gather for claims adjusters and auto accident attorneys includes:

  • Photographs
  • Diagrams
  • Police names/badge numbers
  • Location of traffic cameras
  • Receipts for accident-related expenses

Collecting Damages/Compensation

Another key step after an auto accident is to get in touch with your insurance company. Claims adjusters look at the fine details of your situation. You need to gather as much information as possible, including photographs, medical bills, police reports, and witness accounts.

You don’t have to go it alone. Auto accident lawyers can help you through this difficult and complex process, answering questions, guiding you, and being on your side when you take on an insurance company. A personal injury lawyer can also maximize your claim payout.

This infographic shows you what to do immediately after an accident, so an expert auto accident attorney gets the payout you deserve.

 

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