Auto & Car Accident
Houston Auto & Car Accident Attorney
You just got into a car wreck! What next?
In 2012 it was reported by the Texas Department of Transportation that Houston drivers were involved in 47,585 car wrecks. That is 130 incidents per day, on average!! Chances are if you reside in a major city like Houston that you will experience a collision, whether it’s your fault or the fault of someone else. At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to HELP and represent you through the process of dealing with a car wreck caused by the fault or negligence of someone else and get you the compensation you deserve.
What to do when involved in a car wreck?
Many people when faced with a car wreck are nervous, scared, confused, disoriented and many other emotions that affect people after a traumatic event. Here at the Hollingsworth Law Firm, PLLC, with our experience of having represented Texas individuals AND big insurance companies we have put together a list of helpful starting points to assist you when dealing with a car accident.
1. CALL THE POLICE
Often times when people are involved in an automobile collision they want to make the aftermath and recovery process as easy and quick as possible…especially if it’s their fault. As an injured person affected by someone else’s negligence, you want your case handled quickly and efficiently but also effectively. If the at-fault driver insists on not calling the police, you insist on it and call 311 or 911 and get help! Speak with the officer about how the car wreck happened and inform the officer if you think you are injured in any way.
Insurance companies are already working at this point to avoid paying hurt individuals compensation. They want to make it as difficult as possible for you to get help so they will hope the police will not file a report showing their insured was at fault and they will hope you are too shaken up and confused to let the emergency personnel know you are injured.
2. SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT IMMEDIEATLY
Immediately after the accident you may feel like you are fine, your injuries can be masked by shock and adrenaline of being in a very traumatic event. At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, PLLC we recommend you get checked out whether that is by an emergency room, a physical therapist, or a community clinic. Injuries from car wrecks can show up days later due to the stress and shock of the event, so to be safe, go get checked out as soon as you can to get yourself treated. Also, insurance companies will use any delay in you getting yourself help as a sign that you are not injured, so protect yourself against their tricks, too!
3. CALL OUR OFFICE OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND GET THE REPRESENTATION YOU NEED
Call 713.597.3737 or go to Hollingsworthcanehelp.com to schedule an appointment with our office to discuss your options with trial attorneys who have handled thousands of personal injury cases, recovered millions for their clients and worked for the insurance companies. We know their tricks in denying you, the injured person the rightful compensation.