If injuries are minor and property damage is minimal, you may settle a claim on your own. However, if injuries are severe, you may benefit by having a Houston lawyer help you seek compensation that adequately addresses your needs.
What to Do after a Car Accident: Protecting Your Rights
In addition to getting medical care after a car accident, you should keep all follow-up appointments and obey your doctor's orders. Other steps you should take after being involved in a car accident include:
- getting contact information from witnesses - ask for phone numbers, email addresses, snail mail addresses, and what they saw and provide this information to your attorney;
- taking photos of the accident scene, damaged vehicles, and any visible injuries;
- keeping track of medical treatment by gathering all of your medical bills and keeping them together in a large envelope. Make sure you include bills for any medical devices or prescription medication; and
- staying on high alert if you are offered an early settlement. Any settlement offer should be reviewed by your lawyer. It's common for insurance companies to offer a low first settlement in the hopes that you will accept it and go away.
Contact a Houston Lawyer
When you have experienced legal representation on your side and when you know what to do after a car accident, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.
While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.