Hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur each year throughout the state of Texas, but that does not make them any less impactful for those involved in them. Driving past a wreck on your way to work is one thing, but it is an entirely different story when it is your life, your passengers and your vehicle on the line. When that is the case, we're here to offer our expertise. As a car accident attorneys, our 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 our counsel after an accident, we believe that it is important for you to know what to do after a car wreck, especially if you have been hurt. To that end, you will 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.
If you do not have health insurance and cannot afford to pay for medical care out of your pocket, our team at the O'Hara Law Firm can help you locate medical providers that will treat patients without health insurance. Some doctors and medical providers will agree to wait to get paid until after your auto accident claim settles.
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 are not able to photograph the incident, 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 the other person's insurance, 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 is always best to file as soon as possible, as each type of claim has its own set time limits. If you pursue a claim against a government entity, you have a very short time period to provide written notice to the government representative. Consult with an attorney for advice.
Many car accident cases are simple and straightforward, but it can only help you to enlist the aid of an experienced personal injury attorney. We got into law because we were — and still are — 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, do not hesitate to call for a free consultation. After hearing the details of your case, we will guide you through the next steps we believe you should take.
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At O’Hara Law Firm, you’ll find a dedicated team of attorneys, along with an approachable and very capable support staff. From the moment you decide to work with us, you will know that you are supported, understood, and advocated for. So give us a call today. We are ready to focus on your case so that you can focus on recovery.