• Jan 23, 2023|
  • Posted by: The Francis Firm|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

After a car accident, people can experience a range of emotions. Depending on the severity, people may experience shock, fear, sadness, guilt, anger, and more as consequences of the accident. They may also suffer from PTSD which might manifest in different ways. Nightmares about the accident or a fear of driving in general are common.

These are just some of the things people can experience after a car accident. Everyone responds differently to traumatic events, so it is important to be patient and understanding with yourself and those around you. If you have been injured and are feeling overwhelmed, it is important to talk to someone who can help you process your emotions and help guide you through the legal process of a personal injury accident.

What to Do if You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure your health and safety, as well as to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable. Here are some steps you should take if you are injured in a car accident.

  • Seek medical attention. It is essential that you receive medical treatment immediately following a car accident. Even if your injuries are minor, a doctor should still examine you. This will ensure that any injuries are accurately diagnosed and treated and that a medical record is created. This record will be important if you seek to hold those responsible for the accident accountable for your injuries.
  • Report the accident. You should report the accident to the police, and make sure you provide as much information as possible, including the names and contact information of all parties involved, details about the accident, and insurance information. In some cases, the police may investigate the accident, which can help support your case if you end up in litigation.
  • Collect evidence. You should make sure to document the scene of the accident, including taking photos of the vehicles, the road conditions, and any other relevant details. You should also collect information on any witnesses, such as their names and contact information and notes on what they witnessed.
  • Contact your insurance company. Once the accident has been reported and you have collected evidence, you should contact your insurance company to report the accident and any damages to your person or vehicle. Depending on the accident, your insurance company may provide compensation for your injuries and damages.
  • Contact an attorney. If you believe that you are entitled to compensation from the responsible party, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the legal process. An attorney can help you understand your rights and will work to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and damages.

If you are injured in a car accident, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure that your health and safety are protected and that the negligent party is held accountable. By taking the above steps, you can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

Representation You Deserve

If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury from an accident in Texas, it is important to have a law firm that understands personal injury law and who fights for your rights to fair compensation for your injury and damages. The personal injury attorneys at The Francis Firm are experienced litigators who will fight to get what you deserve. We have a proven track record of success in personal injury cases, and we are committed to getting the best possible results for our clients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Michael Francis

Michael Francis is the founding partner of the Francis Firm and Flynn & Francis, LLP and has spent more than twenty-five years litigating personal injury and commercial litigation cases throughout the state of Texas and across the country. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Michael focuses his legal practice on personal injury and business litigation cases, with a particular emphasis on trucking, motor vehicle and complex commercial litigation matters. Michael has more than twenty-five years of experience litigating cases throughout the State of Texas, against many of the largest corporations and insurance companies. He has secured verdicts and settlements for clients in excess of $20,000,000.