Car Accidents

Tips for preparing for a possible car accident

Texas drivers may be interested in a set of tips to help them be better prepared in case of a car accident. Taking certain precautions before an accident occurs may help to ensure that the proper steps are taken in the aftermath of a collision.

Experts recommend that drivers make a “cheat sheet” containing all of the information that should be written down from the other driver when there is an accident. This will combat any omissions due to being shaken up after the crash. Also, it is recommended that drivers get as much detail as possible when writing things down after the accident, including the time of day, street names and statements or characteristics of the other driver. Also important is the use of a cell phone to take photographs of the other driver and their license plate.

One attorney recommends carrying insurance for uninsured or underinsured motorists in order to protect against those who don’t have insurance. Experts say that approaching witnesses to get a statement and contact information from them at the time of the accident is also a great idea that can bolster a car accident claim. One important recommendation is to avoid leaving the scene of an accident. State laws can be extremely harsh against those who hit and run, leading to possible loss of license or a felony charge in some cases.

While the aftermath of an auto accident may be confusing, it is very important to take proper precautions. Serious car accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to those involved. An attorney who is experienced with car accidents may be helpful in determining the causes and liability after a crash and may help recover compensation for those injured parties either in or out of court.

Source: Fox Business, “Are you ready for a car crash?“, Nancy Dunham, September 09, 2013