I’ve Been In An Accident. What Should I Do?

If you have been injured or it is, possible that you have been injured you need to do something. Your car, your case, and your job, should be the last thing on your mind. Instead, wait for the police and the medics to arrive and do what they tell you to do. Once you are well enough then it is time for you to seek justice and compensation. All you have to do is contact our law firm at 281-407-7445 and we will do everything else for you. We will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, car repairs, and earnings missed from work. The first then to do though is to get better.

Things to Do If You Do Not Go to the Hospital Immediately After the Accident

  • Take Photos – It is ideal to have photos available that show the scene immediately after the accident took place. This will help you with your settlement. It is okay to use your cell phone camera. Just make sure to have photos of the entire scene, including your car and any other property that was damaged. Photos that you take can be more powerful than the insurance photos that come from a repair facility.
  • Take Statements from Witnesses – The people who come up to you and ask you are you okay are the ones who saw the accident occurring. You may be shaken up but you need to get statements from these individuals before they leave because usually they do not stick around for the police to come. Make sure you document their name, phone number, email/mailing address, or get a business card from them. Witness’s statements will help you out when you go to court.
  • Do Not Confront Anyone – When you have just been in an accident your adrenalin will be pumping, which will allow your temper to be uncontrollable. Stay away from the other individual involved in the accident; they could have made a mistake. If they come to you with a temper avoid them. You have to stay calm. The most you should do with the other driver is exchange insurance information. When the police arrive tell your side of the story and if the other driver lies, do not say anything. Your case will be harder to win if you argue with anyone at the crime scene. When you call our law firm, we will make sure the truth is told.
  • Call the Law Offices of Willie Powells – Regardless of the type of personal injury that you have experienced you need to call us so justice can be served. We will answer all of your questions and concerns, tell you your options, and tell you your rights. Willie Powells is your friend, advocate, and attorney.