If you were injured in an auto accident, and you believe it was the fault of the other driver, you might have a viable personal injury case. You’ll probably want to consider the following factors, and then talk with qualified and respected auto accident lawyers as soon as possible.
The police report
The investigating officer’s report will contain information that your insurer, the opposing insurer and auto accident lawyers from both sides will rely on heavily. It will detail who got ticketed and why, any admissions they made and the contact information of any independent witnesses.
Damages in personal injury cases are proved through medical bills, records, radiology reports and other reports. That’s why it’s important that you act on your injuries right away. Any delay in treatment is likely to be used against you. When you call 911, insist that paramedics be dispatched along with police. Don’t refuse transport to the emergency room. Your injuries will be documented by both paramedics and emergency room personnel. You’ll build your personal injury case further by following all instructions from your doctors and not missing any medical or treatment appointments. Insurance companies love to see missed appointments and treatment gaps. They’ll use those to attack your credibility.
All of this is probably very new to nearly all drivers. The highly qualified and respected attorneys at Terry & Kelly PLLC represent victims of personal injury accidents in and around Austin, TX. If you think that you might have an auto accident case, call us at 512-910-2000 for a free consultation and evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation.
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