Houston Car Accident Tips – Taylor Swift Edition
Each year in Houston, thousands of people are injured in car and trucking accidents. When an accident happens, it can be overwhelming in the moment. The chance of a vehicle accident can also increase whenever there is inclement weather or even a major event that causes an increase in traffic including out of town drivers. In light of the upcoming Taylor Swift concert weekend in Houston, here are our recommended tips on what to do after a car accident (Taylor’s version):
You Need to Calm Down
As difficult as it may be in the moment, you need to stay calm, as what you do or don’t do shortly after an accident can have an impact later on your claim or case. Call the police non-emergency number or 911 and wait for police to arrive at the scene. Calling 911 is usually the fastest way to get police to arrive to investigate the crash scene if you’re injured or might be injured. This is important even if you don’t feel like you’re injured, injuries often don’t make themselves known right away due to shock. Do not admit fault at the scene. When you speak to the officer, convey only the facts. Remember this is a “Delicate” time and situation.
No Body, No Crime
It’s important to gather evidence at the scene. This includes photos and videos of the accident scene, your vehicle damage, the other vehicle, and any injuries. Get the name and insurance information of the other driver, make notes of any road conditions, and ask the names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses. Make sure that the police officer that arrives makes a police report, some officers might not if they deem the accident to be only minor.
I Knew You Were Trouble
If your vehicle is not drivable and requires a tow, make sure your vehicle is towed to your home or residence. Tow yards usually charge anywhere from 150 to 300 dollars a day for storage. You don’t want to be on the financial hook for the days your vehicle was sitting in a tow yard if an insurance company denies a claim or takes forever to accept the claim. Save yourself the money and headache. Additionally, many tow truck drivers in Houston work closely with specific storage yards, so it’s in their financial interest to take your vehicle to a tow yard instead of to your home.
Look What You Made Me Do
Insurance companies are in the business of saving money, so they will oftentimes try and settle claims quickly before any injuries appear. This is why it’s important to consult with a Houston personal injury attorney immediately after a car or truck wreck to make sure your interests are protected. At the Kishinevsky Law Firm PLLC, our lawyers can help you navigate the complex legal system, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve, and EVERY consultation is absolutely free. Let us do the work so you can “Shake it Off” and get back on the road and to your life. Call or contact us today.
Houston personal injury lawyer Rashmi Parthasarathi represents clients in personal injury claims and has spent several years representing clients in product liability cases who were injured by pharmaceutical and medical device companies who put profits before safety of their products. In January 2020, Rashmi Parthasarathi joined the Kishinevsky Law Firm where she continues working to help clients harmed by the wrongful acts of others to obtain justice, especially individuals being taken advantage of by insurance companies and other large corporations.