Depending on the severity of the crash, your life will be affected by this accident. Even if your accident was minor you can expect aches and pains in the days following and an even bigger headache if you will have to deal with the insurance company on your own. YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY RIGHT NOW TO HELP YOU THROUGH THIS PROCESS. If you have been injured in a car accident, seek medical treatment immediately even if you think you feel ok. You are not a medical professional and you have no way of knowing how you will be feeling tomorrow. It is better to be on the safe side and get checked out at any of the following;

EMERGENCY ROOM is the best place to go after an accident. A hospital ER has the right staff and medical equipment to assess your obvious and potential injuries. While at the ER you will be screened for major injuries and the medical staff may request x-rays or c.t. scans to treat major injuries such as broken bones and internal injuries. If you have any injuries such as cuts, bruises and abrasions, these types of injuries should be treated at this time. Also, you will receive discharge papers that will instruct you on how to follow up on your medical treatment and the attending physician may offer you a prescription for your pain.

PERSONAL DOCTOR is another source of medical treatment that you can pursue after an accident if you cannot get to an emergency room or you do not have a hospital close to you. Your primary doctor may have all the necessary resources such as x-ray machines and necessary skills to evaluate you after an accident depending on the severity of the accident. Some people prefer to see their personal physician after an accident because they have an ongoing relationship with that doctor. If your personal doctor see’s that you need further treatment, he can refer you to a therapist or a specialist. He can also provide you with a prescription for pain.

CHIROPRACTOR and chiropractic care is another excellent choice for medical treatment after an accident. Because of the jarring nature and injuries caused by a car crash, a chiropractor using holistic therapies can work with you on a therapy plan to help alleviate your pain and help you get back to work. If your chiropractor discovers that you are in need of further medical treatment, he can make arrangements for you to visit a medical doctor for a second medical opinion and prescribe medications. If after initial therapy your pain continues a chiropractor can prescribe additional tests such as x-rays or and MRI. These studies will direct the chiropractor to the cause of your pain or stiffness.

HEALTH CLINICS provide an invaluable service to the community in that they are staffed by medical practitioners who can treat a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Health clinics have grown in popularity in recent years due to the increased costs of medical treatment and cost of insurance. These clinics will usually work with their patients on a cash basis or payment agreement if necessary.

After an accident your vehicle has been damaged by the negligence of the other driver, you are at the beginning the long and frustrating process of dealing with the insurance company that will cost you time with long phone calls and add frustration to your life. Here are a few scenarios;

DRIVEABLE cars should be first moved from any oncoming traffic and away from any unsafe situations. Call the police and insist that they come to the scene because there may be potential injuries. Never leave the scene of an accident until the police have arrived, taken your statement of how the accident occurred and gives you an accident report number for that police department. If your car is drivable from the accident do not expect your car to perform as it normally would. Try to keep your trip as short as possible to either home, work or where you are familiar with your surroundings. Many times, vehicles driven away from the scene of an accident do break down completely on the following trip so be careful.

MAJOR COLLISSIONS in which the vehicle suffers a lot of damage and are not drivable will be towed from the scene of the accident. The reporting police department will call a tow company and your details will be requested. You will be given a card with the information to where your car is being sent. You will be responsible for any towing fees and all storage fees for your vehicle. Storage fees will begin on the very first day at about $30 to $50 per day. Again, this is your responsibility. The insurance company and the other driver are not responsible at this time for your fees. So what can you do?

 

If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of the other driver, you need to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Anyone who has been injured in a car accident can go to any emergency room and receive basic treatment even if you do not have insurance. If you are not near a hospital you should approach any of the other medical providers mentioned.

You need to seek legal counsel as soon as possible so that the law office opens and manages the claims process for you. The attorney’s office will manage two aspects of your claim; bodily injury and property damage.

Call us 24 hours a day for a free consultation and to schedule a FREE case evaluation.

Rio Grande Valley:

(956) 682-3535

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(214) 969-0911

Houston:

(713) 991-0911

Austin:

(512) 267-0911

If you have been in an accident, the process to get the insurance company to pay for the negligence of the other driver who caused the accident is filing a claim against the other driver. Be very careful because the insurance company has one priority which is to pay as little as possible on every claim. Trying to file a claim against the insurance company is truly an unwise thing to do because anything you say, will be used to minimize the amount of any future payments or settlements. We believe that one should always consult their attorney first before calling the insurance company. Dealing with an insurance adjuster is very frustrating as a typical adjuster manages 100 claims at a time and they will typically call you back when they finally have time.

You need to seek legal counsel as soon as possible so that the law office opens and manages the claims process for you. The attorney’s office will manage two aspects of your claim; bodily injury and property damage.

Call us 24 hours a day for a free consultation and to schedule a FREE case evaluation.

Rio Grande Valley:

(956) 682-3535

Dallas / Fort Worth:

(214) 969-0911

Houston:

(713) 991-0911

Austin:

(512) 267-0911

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