AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Were You Recently Involved in an Automobile Accident?
We can help. The Patel Firm PLLC takes pride in offering representation after any automobile accident or car wreck, big or small. From the moment you contact our office we will deploy assets to immediately preserve evidence and begin to uncover facts about your car crash, so you receive the just compensation you deserve.
No one expects to be involved in an automobile accident. We prepare for the unexpected so you don’t have to. From the moment your vehicle is hit and you are involved in a car crash, we are here and available to guide you through the process. 24/7/365. Contact us today.
Here are some quick facts about automobile accidents:
- Drunk Driving, Speeding, and Distracted Driving are consistently among the leading causes of automobile accidents, nationwide.
- There were 32,166 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2015 in which 35,092 deaths occurred.
- In Texas alone, 265,076 persons were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016.
- The average number of car accidents in the U.S. every year is around 6 million.
- 1 in 7 people do not wear a seat belt when driving.
Typical Injuries After An Automobile Accident
An automobile accident can change your life in an instant. The violence of a car wreck can cause a host of injuries from soft tissue injuries to broken bones, and even death in some instances. It’s arguably one of the most dangerous activities human beings regularly engage in. Below are a list of injuries that could result as a consequence of a car accident:
- Deep bruising and contusions
- Neck and back pain
- Ligament damage (sprains and strains)
- Herniated discs
- Cuts and puncture wounds
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Broken teeth
- Head Trauma
What Do I Do After I’m Hit?
Here are some quick tips on what to do after an automobile accident with any automobile, company vehicle, bus, or 18-wheeler:
- GATHER YOURSELF
- An automobile accident can cause chaos. After a crash, take a moment to calm down and breathe. If your vehicle is driveable, pull over to a safe place, away from any moving traffic.
- FIGURE OUT IF YOU ARE INJURED
- Once you have gotten to a safe place, begin to assess your injuries. If you cannot move, don’t try. Just stay put. If you are able, check on the other people in your vehicle to determine if they are injured. If you or anyone in the vehicle feel any discomfort, do not hesitate to call 911 so an ambulance can be sent to the scene.
- MAKE SURE TO REPORT IT
- You need proof of what happened! Make sure an officer comes to the scene and makes a report. Don’t forget to get the crash identification number from the responding officer as well as any information about the other party including their name, phone number, address, and insurance information.
- TAKE PICTURES
- Take as many pictures as you can! Make sure to take pictures of the damage to the vehicle you were traveling in, damage to other vehicles involved, street signs, skid marks, injuries, and any other relevant information.
- GET CHECKED OUT
- Injuries from an automobile accident with any vehicle, whether its a small compact car, a company vehicle, or a massive 18-wheeler, it is important to get checked out by a medical professional, even if you don’t feel any immediate pain. The adrenaline after a car wreck can often mask pain from injuries that were caused from the accident. These injuries may not become apparent until later, so it’s important to seek medical attention to make sure you are OK.
- CONTACT AN INJURY ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS
- Insurance companies make a profit by paying pennies to injury victims. The less they pay you, the more money keep for themselves. The more money they keep, the more commercials they make. NEVER take the first offer. Instead, hang up the phone and contact us to discuss your options.