Auto accidents can have serious consequences, including life-changing injuries, loss of work capacity, loss of income, and overwhelming hospital and doctor bills.
Collisions, more times than not will occur suddenly and without warning. While in your routine, you become the victim of someone's carelessness. Your life is turned upside down. Activities, routines, and responsibilities that you used to do, you cannot do at all or as well.
Be Prepared! Auto insurance companies typically instruct their policy holders to be prepared for the possibility of an accident.
Insurance Company recommendations list:
-Protective bag for document cards
-Your insurance card
-Index card with list of emergency contacts, (this can also be stored on cell phone under "ICE" for "In Case of Emergency."
-Index card with list of medications, allergies, or special conditions
-Notepad and pen (smart phones have an application to take notes as well)
-First-aid supplies or kit
-Towel rags or paper towels
-Disposable camera (or can use your cell phone if it has one.)
Information to gather from the accident:
-Other driver's name and contact information
-Other driver's insurance company name, policy number, and phone number
-Other driver's vehicle information including make, model, year, and license number
-Description of damage to vehicles involved
-Photos of vehicle (full view, damage, and license plate)
-Witness names and contact information
-Statements of the other driver and witnesses, especially if volunteered descriptions on how the -collision occurred
Seek Medical Attention First:
-Questions emerge about what to do first. If you are hurt, we recommend that you go to a medical -physician for evaluation and care (either through an emergency room or personal physician).
Next, Consult with an Attorney that Specializes in Personal Injury: Call The Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C. at 214-891-6606 for a Free Initial Attorney Consultation.
This is probably your first collision, and your first concern might be about medical expenses and your loss of wages or work income. However, in Texas, negligent drivers may also be liable for additional damages including disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of household services, physical impairment, and physical pain and mental anguish. Additional questions concerning your personal injury include how will the extent of your damages be determined, what potential defendants are liable and what liability insurance companies have a duty to cover the damages. The Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C. offers a free initial attorney consultation to answer these questions. If you retain the Law Office of Terry Hyatt, P.C., you will have the benefit of two attorneys on your case, and will be able reach either one for questions or counsel. We have helped persons of all ages, from infant to elderly, who have experienced serious injuries or wrongful death of loved ones.
Protect Yourself and Your Rights:
Challenges after an auto collision concern dealing with insurance companies, handling extensive paperwork and trying to get a fair settlement for your losses. Most individuals are not equipped to deal with these details, and can easily be taken advantage of by insurance companies who want to give you as little as possible. Remember, the insurance companies have experienced auto accident attorneys working for them. That's why professional legal help is your best protection.
Expertise on Your Side:
To help with your serious or catastrophic injuries from a motor vehicle collision, you need to work with a law firm that specializes in personal injury law and that knows how to get you the full value or maximum compensation available. During this time, your attorney should treat you with compassion and understanding. The team at the Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C. in Dallas is experienced in the investigation, preparation and trial of a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of driver negligence leading to serious and fatal car accidents.
Terry Hyatt is a Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Trial lawyer who represents victims of the following types of accidents:
Damages that an auto accident victim and the victim's family are entitled to recover may include: hospital and medical expenses; past and future lost earnings; past and future permanent physical disability, such as loss of hearing or sight, limp or abnormal gait, scars, loss of a limb; emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety; grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one; loss of love and companionship caused by the injury or death of a loved one; past and future physical pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life.
As your dedicated legal team, we would fight for maximum recovery after a serious or fatal car accident, and invite you to contact us for a free consultation. There will be no attorneys' fees for you to pay unless we obtain financial compensation for you.