What To Do After A Truck Or Car Accident Injury

Your health and well-being should be your main concern after a truck or car accident. However, there are some important things to keep in mind with regard to insurance claims and obtaining the maximum available compensation.

If an accident in the Houston area has left you with serious injuries, The Bryant Law Firm can guide you through the claims process and help you get the compensation you need. Here are some steps to take in the aftermath of a wreck.

Call For Help

When you call police after an accident, let them know about your injuries. The police will arrive and make an accident report, and telling the police dispatcher about your injuries will help ensure that you get appropriate medical treatment as soon as possible. The police report and your medical records are also important parts of your accident claim.

Get Information At The Scene

If your injury allows you to do so, get the other driver's name, address, phone number, driver's license number and insurance information. Also, take pictures of your vehicle and your injuries. You can also take pictures of the scene in general, and try to get statements from anyone who witnessed the crash.

If you are unable to do these things because of your injury, see if someone else can. This person might be someone in your vehicle or a bystander.

Get The Medical Care You Need

As soon as possible after the accident, you should see a doctor — even if you believe your injuries are minor. Injuries that seem minor at first can worsen in the coming days and weeks. Again, seeing a doctor starts a medical record of your injuries, and that record can be used to build a strong accident claim, which in turn can provide compensation for medical expenses.

Also, it is important to follow the doctor's orders and continue treatment until it is finished. If you stop going to the doctor or getting the treatment you need, the insurance company will likely claim that your injury is not as bad as it is, and that can effectively reduce the amount of compensation you receive.

If you don't have insurance, talk to us about your options. We can help you get appropriate medical care, even if you don't currently have insurance coverage.

Tell Only The Basic Facts To The Insurance Company

Insurance adjusters' questions are designed to minimize or deny your coverage. When talking to an adjuster, you might unintentionally downplay your injury or seem to suggest that the other driver wasn't at fault. Insurance companies are tricky in this way, and you should talk to a personal injury lawyer before giving a recorded statement to the insurance company.

If you talk to an adjuster, describe only the basic facts of the accident and your injury.

Remember, the insurance company is not on your side and will likely make an initial settlement offer that comes nowhere close to covering the full cost of the crash. Let us handle the insurance company while you focus on healing.

Contact Us As Soon As Possible

At The Bryant Law Firm, we have 25 years of experience in personal injury law. In fact, founding attorney David A. Bryant Jr. is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. That means your case will be handled aggressively and effectively by a specialist in personal injury claims.

We have helped thousands of clients throughout the Houston area recover millions of dollars in compensation for injuries. We want to help you, too.

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We have offices in Houston and Conroe. If you are unable to come to us, we will come to you. Schedule a free consultation by calling 713-980-0700, or contact us online. Our firm represents injury victims throughout Southeast Texas.