If you drive in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the things that you need to know is what to do after an accident. Unfortunately, we get more than our fair share of car wrecks here, and obviously the first thing to do is to take care of yourself and any passengers.
Then you should see to the people in the other vehicle or vehicles involved and give them any help that they need if you can. Call 911. Swap details with the driver of the other vehicle(s). Don’t admit it was your fault, even if you think that it may be.
The next thing in the list of what to do after an accident is to call a personal injury attorney, and not just any old attorney. You need an attorney that specializes in dealing with accidents and acting on behalf of those who have been injured or suffered loss. In this case, in the Rio Grande Valley, that would be us at Javier Villarreal Law Firm. It’s what we do.
In fact, it’s all we do. We are so specialized that all we do is help people who have suffered in any sort of accident which is the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. It doesn’t have to be a car wreck. It can be any sort of accident.
Slip And Fall Accidents Are Very Common
For example, slip and fall accidents are very common here in the RGV and they account for at least one third of all accidents in the workplace. They can happen for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps someone has spilled a liquid and it hasn’t been mopped up. Maybe somebody has left an item in a passageway and you trip over it. Possibly the actual floor surface is in poor condition or has become slippery with wear. The reasons can be many. You might be lucky and get away with a few bruises, or you might be very unlucky and have to spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair. It can happen. And all because somebody else was negligent.
Maybe you go for a walk in the countryside at the weekend, which many people like to do. What if a farmer has left a gate open and a herd of cows escapes and one of them attacks you? It happens. Cows who have just given birth to their calf can be dangerous to be around. They try to protect their young, and if that means half a ton of cow attacking you, that’s what happens.
Now you know what to do after an accident: call us at Javier Villarreal Law Firm.