Q: What should I do after a Texas car accident involving serious injury?
A:Immediately after a car accident that involves you, one of your passengers, or someone from the other vehicle sustaining serious injury, you should call 911 and request an ambulance. Make sure that the vehicles are out of the road and in a safe location.
Once emergency respondents have arrived, provide your information to the police officer who responds and to the other driver; you should also get the other driver’s pertinent information as well, including:
- driver license number;
- phone number;
- email address; and
- insurance policy details.
Your Texas personal injury lawyer may ask for this and other vital information to help you with your accident claim. While you are at the scene of the accident, take photos of your surroundings and of the damage to both vehicles if you are able to.
After leaving the scene of the accident, you and any passengers you may have had should immediately seek medical treatment. The emergency medical respondents can stabilize you with regard to any injuries that you may have sustained, but you should see a doctor or go to the emergency room for a more in-depth evaluation to reveal the extent of those injuries.
Serious accidents are often accompanied by internal bleeding, traumatic brain injury, and a plethora of other health concerns that may not be immediately apparent to you or to the EMTs.
After you have received medical care, notify your insurance company of the accident and contact a lawyer who handles car accident cases as soon as you are able to.
Contacting a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer
Houston Attorney Steve Lee is ready to fight for your rights if you have suffered serious injury because of someone else's negligence, whether in an automotive accident, a work accident, maritime accident, or DWI crash. Contact us today to schedule your consultation - 713-921-4171.