5 Steps to Follow After an Auto Accident

It may be tempting to accept a quick settlement offer from the insurance company after a car accident. But quick settlement offers from insurance adjusters may not cover all of your injury-related expenses. At the Law Office of Scott P. Callahan, P.C., we’re here to help you get the full amount of compensation you need for your claim. That’s why we’ve outlined a few steps you can take to help us file a strong claim on your behalf.

Protecting Your Rights After an Auto Accident

Following these 5 steps after an auto accident can help you maximize the value of your claim:

  1. See a doctor.
    External injuries, such as cuts and bruises, are easy to see after an auto accident. But serious internal injuries may not show symptoms for days or weeks. A doctor can prevent any injuries you have from getting worse, and medical records from the visit can serve as evidence linking your injuries to the crash.
  2. Notify your insurance company.
    Be sure to report the accident to your insurance company soon after it happens. Avoid speaking to the other driver’s insurance company, signing any documents, or making any statements about the accident, as these actions may affect your ability to file a claim for compensation.
  3. Write down how the accident happened.
    Filing a claim takes time, and details about your accident can become unclear during your recovery. Try to write down specific information about the scene, such as:

    • Descriptions of the vehicles involved
    • Traffic patterns at the time of the accident
    • Witness names and contact information
    • Any other details that may help prove your case
  4. Photograph your injuries.
    Photographs can help prove the severity of your injuries to insurance adjusters, defense lawyers, and juries. If your doctor didn’t photograph your injuries during treatment, make sure to photograph them yourself.
  5. Talk to an experienced Houston auto accident attorney.
    If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you deserve a board certified personal injury trial lawyer who can help you get the money you need to pay your bills. With nearly two decades of legal experience, the Law Office of Scott P. Callahan has the knowledge and resources to get results for you. Contact us today. Just dial (713) 888-9000 or complete our free online form.