In driving school, we all learn how to properly drive our cars to prevent injury to ourselves and others on the road. However, as careful as we’d like to be, a simple fact of life is that car accidents can and do happen every single day. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2009, there were over 10 million motor vehicle accidents. Texas had one of the highest car accident fatality totals, with over 3,000 deaths associated with car accident injuries.
The Barber Law Firm knows that even the most prepared driver can find him or herself involved in an accident. Their team of experienced Dallas car accident attorneys wants to help prepare Dallas drivers in the event they are involved in an accident with another vehicle.
Steps After an Accident
- Stop and Render Aid. This is the most important step. Failure to stop your car, no matter if you were the cause of the accident or not, is a criminal offense and you can be prosecuted. If anyone is injured during the accident, dial 9-1-1 immediately for medical aid.
- Call the Police. If there is significant damage to your vehicle, or someone involved has been injured, the police will need to file a report. This report will also help determine the at-fault party.
- Get Insurance Information. You will need to contact the insurance companies of the people involved in the accident to receive compensation for your car’s damages.
- Call an Attorney. If you’ve been injured due to a car accident, you need a personal injury attorney to fight for your rights and to help you get the compensation you deserve.
The pain and suffering you endure after a car accident can make your life incredibly hard. Doctor’s visits, hospital stays, and lost wages are all common for people with serious car accident injuries. Trying to deal with insurance companies on your own can be difficult and stressful, which is something you don’t need after your accident.
In order to get the compensation you deserve, you need a professional versed in personal injury law. The accident lawyers at the Barber Law Firm have years of experience with car accident cases and can help you get back on your feet and back to your normal life. Call their offices to claim your free consultation and case evaluation: 972-525-2550.