The days after a car accident are important. If you plan to file a personal injury claim, that’s the time to start gathering evidence and figure out your next steps. We recommend talking to a Corpus Christi, Texas car accident lawyer from our firm and taking our advice about how to prepare to make your case.

What Should I Do Right After a Car Accident?

You can start building your case right after an accident. Once you get the cars moved somewhere safe, you should call the police. They will make their own report and this can serve as useful evidence. While you wait, take pictures. Get photos of the accident scene, the damage to the vehicles, and any road hazards that may have contributed to the accident.

It’s also a good idea to talk to any witnesses and get their contact information if their testimony could help with your case. Look for nearby cameras too. If they belong to a business or resident, your lawyer may be able to secure the footage later.

What Can I Do to Build My Case in the Days After a Car Accident?

Go get medical care as soon as you can after your accident. Then you can begin focusing on building your case again. In the days following the accident, you should:

  • Keep all evidence of expenses, like medical bills and car repair estimates
  • Avoid talking to the insurance company
  • Never admit fault for the accident
  • Avoid posting on social media

Then you should talk to one of our lawyers to discuss the next steps.

How Long Do I Have to Sue For Compensation?

Texas gives car accident victims two years to sue for compensation, but we don’t recommend waiting that long. The memories of witnesses can start to fade away and footage of an accident can get deleted. The faster you act, the easier it can be to build a convincing case.

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

Some people just take the first offer from an insurer because they think that a personal injury case is going to take too long. This can be a lengthy process, but you should know that many cases like this settle long before the trial stage begins. We will do everything that we can to help you negotiate for fair compensation.

Should I Hire a Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer, but an attorney can do a lot to help you with a car accident case. They can:

  • Handle all communication for you
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Gather evidence
  • Prepare you for testimony or depositions
  • Field compensation offers
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing

Schedule a Free Case Consultation

If you are ready to pursue compensation and hold negligent parties accountable for the harm that they have caused, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about your legal options.