05/12/2015 // 1-800 Car Wreck Fort Worth // (press release)
Everyone knows that the first few minutes after a car accident are critical. So much happens in those moments! But, accident victims are expected to navigate those moments while dealing with serious trauma. Even if they remain cognizant enough to know that they are supposed to gather certain information, they may feel so fuzzy-heady, stressed, shaky, and scared that they cannot think clearly. All the while, they are also dealing with the pain of their injuries. And, they may already be worrying about related issues: the expenses involved in treating their injuries and fixing their cars, the hassles associated with a wreck, or their injured passengers.
Fort Worth Car Wreck Attorney Amy Witherite of 1800 Car Wreck hopes that an accident victim can remember to gather a few critical pieces of information immediately following a car accident. Ms. Witherite suggests that a car accident victim ask for:
- Names, contact information, drivers’ license number, license plate numbers, and insurance information for the other drivers involved in the wreck.
- Names and contact information for any witnesses, including any passengers in the involved cars.
- Names and contact information for any police officers involved in investigating and clearing the accident.
- Names and contact information for any tow truck drivers involved in clearing the scene.
Fort Worth Injury Lawyer also recommends that drivers take pictures of relevant documents (drivers’ licenses, license plates, and insurance cards) instead of handwriting the information.
Gathering this information can help a car wreck victim move forward with filing a claim against the other driver’s insurance company. But, if a victim fails to get some of this information, a personal injury attorney will likely be able to obtain it or can proceed without it.
This article is presented by Dallas Car Wreck Lawyer / the Dallas, Texas personal injury lawyers at Eberstein & Witherite, LLP. For inquiries, call 1800 CARWRECK or email [email protected]
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