AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) March 11, 2020
When a car accident occurs, the parties involved are often too rattled to think clearly. Austin, TX car accident lawyer Joel A. Levine shares the advice he gives clients who have been involved in a car accident.
Call for Help
If there is a serious injury, 911 should be called immediately. Otherwise, accident victims should call the non-emergency highway patrol or local police line and have an officer come out for assistance. While it may be tempting to avoid waiting for the police to arrive and skipping the call, Levine says that the official police report is an important piece in making the case for damages and proving which driver was at fault.
Exchange Information and Document the Crash
If the vehicles involved in the crash are still in driving condition, they should be removed from the road. The parties involved should then exchange names and insurance information. If there are witnesses, their contact information should also be collected.
To document the crash, car accident victims should take photos of the damage and record what happened to cause the accident. If the police are called, the responding officer’s name and phone number, along with the police report number, should also be recorded.
Seek Medical Attention
Any injured party should seek prompt medical attention. Medical records are important in proving damages. Car accident victims should follow through with treatments recommended by doctors and physical therapists; compliance with medical instructions proves that there was a significant injury that required care and impacted quality of life.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
Victims should seek out a car accident lawyer who specializes in these cases. An attorney should be consulted as soon as possible, before insurance gets involved. A skilled attorney will advise clients on how to answer questions from insurance companies investigating the accident, as everything said during these conversations is recorded and may be used against accident victims.
With a police report and medical records, injured parties are often able to make a clear case for damages. In such instances, there is a high likelihood that the case will be settled before going to court.
About the Law Office of Joel A. Levine
The Law Office of Joel A. Levine fights for Texans’™ rights, with a focus on personal injury claims and construction defects. Joel Levine earned his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston. He is a member of the Texas State Bar, the Austin Bar Association, and the Austin Young Lawyers Association.
Learn more about the Law Office of Joel A. Levine by visiting http://injurylawyeraustintx.com, calling 512-982-1510, or scheduling an appointment at one of the firm’s three Texas locations:
1515 W. Koenig Ln., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78756
12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 520, Dallas, TX 75251
401 East Sonterra Boulevard, Suite 375, San Antonio, TX 78258