Nobody ever plans on getting into a car accident. This can leave us confused and unprepared when it happens. Here are three things you should do if you are ever in a car accident that is not your fault. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Texas Injury Attorneys (832) 592-1108. Video Summary – Car Accidents Call the police. You should exchange information with the other driver, but it is also important to get a police report, which documents the time and location of the collision. It documents the parties involved and provides an official explanation of how the accident occurred. Get a medical examination as soon as possible. After a serious collision, crash victims may report feeling dazed or fatigued. This can cause them to go straight home and lie down. However, prompt medical attention can rule out a serious concussion or other life-threatening injuries that you may be unaware of immediately after the accident. It’s also important to document any injuries as soon as possible after the collision. Remember that you don’t have to give an immediate recorded statement to the claims adjuster. You are entitled to have the insurance adjuster contact your attorney to arrange for a recorded statement. This will allow you some time to prepare to recount the situation accurately. Car Accident Attorney Call our office for a free consultation at (832) 592-1108. We are Board Certified car accident lawyers serving the Houston Area.
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Car Accident: What To Do When It Is Not Your Fault
Head-On Crash in Montgomery County Kills 4 – Wham & Rogers PLLC
The Houston Chronicle reported that a head-on collision on April 19, 2016 killed four and seriously injured four others. The collision occurred on FM 3083 in Montgomery County, when a Toyota Tundra Pickup allegedly crossed into the oncoming lane in a no-passing zone, striking a Chevy Tahoe SUV head-on. The Toyota Tundra caught fire shortly after a child was pulled from the vehicle, but two adult passengers were not reached in time to be saved. Of the passengers in the Chevy Tahoe, three survived and were taken to local hospitals. The four survivors of the crash – all of whom are reported to be children – remain in critical condition. Texas DPS spokesman Erik Burse was right to note that this was a “preventable” collision. Tragic crashes such as this, however, are all too common in Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that 581 people were killed in head-on collisions in Texas in 2014 (the last year that data was available), while 3,534 were killed and 237,941 were injured out of all motor vehicle crashes. Of those 3,534 fatalities, 53 were in Montgomery County and 418 were in Harris County. The total estimated economic loss for all motor vehicle crashes in Texas that year was an astonishing $28,800,000,000. Most of us are well aware that motor vehicle crashes are common in Texas, and often lead to debilitating injuries, enormous economic loss, and tragic deaths. A significant number of these crashes, like this latest collision in Montgomery County, might be […]
Drive Safely This Memorial Day Weekend
Our Texas roadways are getting more and more dangerous. One of us is killed every 2 1/2 hours. And one of us is seriously injured about every 2 minutes. Over 13,000 serious injury crashes occur in Texas each year, resulting in over 17,000 serious injuries, and over 3,500 deaths. Failure to wear seat belts is a major risk factor in roadway fatalities. Holiday weekends are particularly dangerous. About 30% of traffic fatalities involve crashes where a driver is under the influence of alcohol. More alcohol-related collisions occur between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. than at any other hour of the day. If you are traveling this weekend, buckle up, don’t drink and drive, and be alert for intoxicated drivers.