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What Should I Do After a Car Accident in Texas?

After a car accident, it is important to remain calm and assess the situation. The first step is to remain on scene and call 911. If anyone has been injured and needs emergency medical attention, ask the dispatcher to send an ambulance. Otherwise, let them know you were in an accident and wait for the investigating officer to arrive. It is important not to leave the scene of the accident until instructed by law enforcement or medical personnel.

It is also important to be aware of hit-and-run accidents, which sometimes occur with uninsured drivers. In these cases, do not attempt to follow or chase after the other driver as this can put you in danger. Instead, try to remember any details about the vehicle such as its make, model, color, license plate number, etc., so that you can provide this information to law enforcement when they arrive on scene. Additionally, take pictures of any damage done to your vehicle and exchange insurance information with any other drivers involved in the accident if possible.

What if the Car Accident Wasn’t My Fault?

If you were in a car accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. In Texas, the driver who caused the crash is typically considered liable for paying your damages. This means that if you were injured due to someone else's negligence, you should be able to recover compensation.

In order to do so, it is important to understand the insurance requirements in Texas. All drivers are required to carry car insurance with minimum amounts of liability coverage. This gives you a few different options when it comes to recovering compensation if you sustain an injury in a crash that wasn't your fault. You can file a claim against the at-fault driver's insurance policy or file a claim with your own insurance company. It is important to understand all of your options and make sure that you are taking all necessary steps to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for any injuries sustained in an accident that was not your fault.

What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident in Texas?

When it comes to the average settlement for a car accident in Texas, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive will depend on the specific details of your case, including the severity of your injuries and the overall impact the crash has had on your life. Generally speaking, if you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity.

The amount of compensation you can expect to receive will vary depending on factors such as the extent of your injuries and how much time you have missed from work due to the accident. Additionally, if another party was at fault for causing the accident, they may be liable for punitive damages as well. It is important to note that insurance companies often try to minimize their payouts by offering settlements that are lower than what is fair. Therefore, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your losses.

How Do I Read My Texas Car Accident Report?

Reading your Texas car accident report can be a daunting task, but it is important to understand what it all means. The first page of the report will provide information about the date, time, and location of the crash, as well as details about each driver, passenger, bystander, and vehicle involved in the crash. It will also include an “injury” code box indicating any injuries sustained by passengers in the crash. The second page of the report will list any charges filed against a driver, passenger, or pedestrian at the scene of the crash along with a narrative and pictorial diagram of the accident scene. To obtain a copy of your Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report (CR-3), you may do so online by visiting the Texas Department of Transportation website. An attorney can help break down each page for you to better understand what happened during your car accident.

Let Our Attorney Handles Every Aspect of Your Claim

An experienced accident lawyer in Harris County, Galveston County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Houston, Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Stafford, Texas at Thornton Esquire Law Group, PLLC, can help you with your accident case. Contact us today at www.thorntonesquirelawgroup.com for a free consultation.

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