Car Accidents

Hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur each year throughout the state of Texas, but that doesn’t make them any less impactful for those involved in them. Driving past a wreck on your way to work is one thing, but it’s an entirely different story when it’s your life, your passengers, and your vehicle on the line. When that’s the case, I’m here to offer my expertise. As a personal injury attorney, my goal is to help you seek the appropriate compensation for any injuries you or your loved ones have sustained from the collision.

Whether or not you seek my counsel after an accident, I believe that it’s important for you to know what to do after a car wreck, especially if you’ve been hurt. To that end, you’ll find below some general information about the legalities involved in car accident cases. But first, a note about keeping things in perspective:

After an accident, your first priority should be your own health. Everything else can wait. It’s vital that you get the medical care you need, along with post-traumatic counseling, if applicable. Before you worry about anything else, take care of yourself physically and emotionally.

Your car can be replaced. You can’t.

Let’s focus on your well-being

Next Steps after a Car Wreck

Regarding the legalities of your wreck, there are a few preemptive steps you can take to help get your case moving forward. For instance, a smart thing to do after an accident is to take photos. If you yourself aren’t able to do this, you could enlist the help of a loved one. Have them take pictures of the scene of the accident, the vehicles involved, your injuries, and anything else that is unique to the situation. Later on, those photos could prove valuable to your case.

Another crucial step post-accident is filing your case. Depending on the specific circumstances related to your accident and your insurance, this may entail filing a claim with your insurance company, filing your case in court, or even filing an administrative claim (if a government vehicle was involved). No matter the details of your accident, it’s always best to file as soon as possible, as each type of claim has its own set time limits. To ensure you’re filing the right paperwork for your case type, it is wise to enlist the aid of a legal professional.

Consult with an Attorney

Many car accident cases are simple and straightforward, but it can only help you to enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. I started O’Hara Law Firm because I was — and still am — determined to help those who have been hurt because of someone else’s actions of negligence. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, don’t hesitate to call for a free consultation. After hearing the details of your case, I’ll guide you through the next steps I believe you should take.

A Firm Focused on You

At O’Hara Law Firm, you’ll find a dedicated professional in me, your attorney, along with an approachable and very capable support staff. From the moment you decide to work with us, you’ll know that you are supported, understood, and advocated for. So give us a call today. We’re ready to focus on your case so that you can focus on recovery.