You may never ever be involved in a car accident, but the simple fact is that there are a lot of vehicles on our roads, so the danger is always there. Certainly, some people live their whole lives without ever being in an accident, while others seem to have one after another.
Of course, companies such as Tesla are striving to create driverless cars that won’t have accidents, and it may well be the case that technology will be able to reduce the number of accidents on our roads, but even technology can go wrong! In any event, we haven’t yet got to the point when a car driven by a human will be a rarity, so until we do there will continue to be accidents. So it makes sense to know what to do after a car accident.
Obviously, you need to pull over. Obviously, if anyone is hurt you need to call 911. Take care of yourself, your passengers, and those in the other car or cars involved. Then the dust settles.
But here is something that you need to know about what to do after a car accident, and that is DON’T admit responsibility. Don’t admit it was your fault – even if it was!
Why? Because if you put your hands up and admit it was your fault, you haven’t got a leg to stand on. The insurance companies for the other drivers involved will take you to the proverbial cleaners.
Something Else You Need To Know
There is something else that you need to know about what to do after a car accident, and that is call an attorney. You need a specialist attorney on your side who knows what to do and say and look after your rights. You have rights, but you need someone on your side who knows how to defend them.
At Javier Villarreal Law Firm, we are specialists in handling car and trucking accident cases in the whole of South Texas, and over the last few years we have obtained over $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Se habla espanol tambien.
Whatever else you do after a car accident, don’t try to fight the insurance companies on your own. They spend a small fortune on hiring their own attorneys whose sole job is to save them money. If you think about it, the less money they have to pay out, the more profit they make at the end of the year.
That’s why you need your own lawyer to look after your rights and why you need Javier Villarreal who knows how to tackle the big boys and win.