Involved in a car accident in Texas and not sure what to do? We've got a step by step guide for you.
Check yourself for injuries
If you're injured, call 911 or ask someone else to do so. If you're seriously injured, do not move, and wait for emergency responders.
Check on the well-being of your passengers
If you're not too hurt to move, check on the other passengers in your car. If anyone's injured, get on the phone with 911.
Whether an accident is considered a minor fender-bender or a major collision, calling the police is important. The responding officers will fill out an accident report and document the scene.
After making sure you and any passengers are uninjured, exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. Here's the most important information drivers should exchange after an accident:
Full name and contact information
Insurance company and policy number
Driver's license and license plate number
Type, color and model of vehicle
Document the accident
In order to help protect yourself, we recommend you TAKE PICTURES
Document the accident thoroughly by taking pictures of your vehicle from different angles, showing the damage done to both cars. It might also be a good idea to take pictures of the other car's license plate.
Call Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm
At the earliest time possible, we recommend you calling our office. We will be able to guide you in the next steps to ensure you are protected. Save our number in your contacts in case you ever need us 972.325.5938