According to the Texas Department of Transportation, based on reported traffic accidents in 2014, one person was killed on a Texas street or highway every 2 hours and 29 minutes, one person was injured every 2 minutes and 13 seconds, and one reported crash happened every 66 seconds. With nearly an accident a minute, if you are involved in a traffic collision in Texas, you need to know the dos and the don’ts.

The List of Dos

Do call your auto insurance agent as soon as possible after an accident. Hopefully, you have read the coverage and exclusions section of your policy – and you understand it – before you are in an accident. Keep a record of every phone call you make or receive regarding the accident – names, supervisor’s names, dates, and times – and make hard copies of any email correspondence.

Do take pictures, if possible, of the damage to your vehicle, of the accident scene, and your injuries. Make certain that your insurer has all of the facts about the accident. Make and keep copies of all medical reports and bills, police reports, insurance paperwork, receipts, and any other pertinent papers and documents.

Do call the Weaver Injury Law Firm and speak to an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer if you were injured because the other driver was negligent. You are entitled by law to reimbursement for your medical treatment, lost wages, and any other injury-related expenses.

The List of Don’ts

Don’t discuss your case with the other party’s insurance company before speaking to an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm. The insurance company will probably offer you a settlement that’s far less than your case is worth, and anything you say could be used against you later if you have to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Don’t sign any releases or waivers of any kind until you get legal advice. And don’t wait. You have a limited amount of time to take legal action. Call the Weaver Injury Law Firm in Dallas at 214-238-9000, and obtain the sound legal advice and representation you need. An experienced Dallas personal injury attorney can fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve, but you must make the call promptly.