Important Steps To Take To Protect Yourself Auto-Pedestrian Accident
At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, one of our goals is to provide vital information as well as tailored legal representation and solutions to all of our clients. If you have been hit by a car in Houston, there are several things you will need to do to protect yourself physically and financially.
Tips You Should Follow if You Were Hit by a Car
First, immediately following your car accident, you should try to gather as much information as possible from the accident scene and anyone who may have witnessed your collision. If people saw you get hit by a car, gather the names, phone numbers and addresses of these witnesses for future reference.
You should also contact the local police and, if possible, wait for the police to arrive to complete their investigation. If the situation dictates that the police are not necessary, then make sure to obtain the driver’s name, phone number, address, license plate number and name of the driver’s insurance company.
If possible, it can be judicious to take pictures with a cell phone so that images of the event are available should you move forward with an auto-pedestrian claim.
Next, you need to see a doctor. People sometimes make the mistake of refusing to get medical attention and treatment. However, such a decision usually can hurt your personal injury case. This is because you will need medical records to document the injuries you have suffered from being struck by the vehicle.
If you receive treatment from a physician, the doctor will record the injuries and the prescribed course of treatment. If you decide to take legal action in the future, these medical records will play a great role in your case and the amount of compensation you are able to recover both from the negligent driver’s insurance company and possibly your own insurance company, depending upon the severity of the injuries.
After the accident, set up a free consultation with an experienced auto-pedestrian accident lawyer in our Houston law firm. When you meet with our attorney, it is best to present any paperwork you have relating to this accident so we can fully review your case. We will listen to your perspective and all details about how you were struck by the vehicle, and what injuries you suffered as a result of your accident.
After we have heard your side of the story and reviewed all documentation, our attorneys will educate you regarding your legal rights, your legal options and possible outcome. If you decide that you would like to move forward with a personal injury claim against a negligent third party or an insurance company, our team of litigators will do everything we can to help you get the monetary damages you deserve.
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Joel A. Gordon & Associates has litigated many accidents involving pedestrians hit by motor vehicles, giving us the valuable experience needed to bring you the monetary outcome you will need. Call us right away for a free analysis of your case.