Serious motor vehicle accidents can be disorienting and stressful, which can leave you unsure of what to do next. It is important that you act quickly and safely after your serious car accident to ensure your health and safety.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you do not show symptoms right away, it is important to seek immediate medical attention to see if you have a mild brain injury. When you’re in the emergency room or urgent care, insist on receiving tests to identify a potential concussion. Your primary care physician can run more in-depth tests such as MRIs or CT scans to see if you have experienced a brain injury.
Gather Evidence of Your Car Accident and Concussion Injuries
Having as much documentation as possible will not only help to strengthen your insurance claim, your injury case as well.
If safe to do so, take photos of your accident from many angles. Take down the name and contact information of the other people involved in the crash. Call the police and ask for a copy of their police report. Also, be sure to get documentation from any emergency room visits, doctor’s diagnoses, or other medical treatment.
The insurance company will require you to prove a causal relationship between your car accident and your traumatic brain injury, so make sure you get proof of that connection from your doctor. This includes medical records, medical bills, and other notes. If you need help gathering these documents, your attorney can help you collect them.
Follow Your Treatment Plan
Insurance companies will want to see proof that you are actively following your doctor’s prescribed treatment plan to grant your insurance claim. Not following your plan could be detrimental to your health and your case.
File a Claim With the Relevant Insurance Companies
Filing an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company is one way many injured people choose to recover financial compensation after a crash. However, because Texas is a no-fault state, you also have the option to file a claim with your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance policy, as well as any other parties that may have played a role in the crash, such as the manufacturer of defective brakes, or the property management company who failed to maintain a parking lot.
Call an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
Hiring a car accident lawyer, like the team at Will Adams Law Firm, can help you navigate life after a crash. We know how to identify every source of compensation, so you don’t have to worry about paying for someone else’s mistake. Additionally, our team of experienced attorneys knows how to calculate the value of the evidence you’ve gathered so you can demand a fair settlement, can help to organize your medical bills, and navigate you through the claims process. With a legal team on your side, you can trust that someone will stand up for you and demand accountability and fair treatment.
If you or someone you love has been injured or suffered a concussion, our team is ready to hear from you. We offer complimentary consultations so you can share your story and learn about your options for free, and at no risk to you.