If you’ve been hit by a motorist – whether you’re in another vehicle, are on foot, or are on a bike – it’s a serious matter, and the better prepared you are to take action, the better protected your claim and your health will be. One of the most important steps anyone in your difficult position can take is reaching out for the skilled legal guidance of an experienced Plano TX car accident attorney.

SEEK THE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION YOU NEED

If you’ve been hit by a negligent motorist, seeking immediate medical attention – even if you are convinced that you weren’t seriously harmed – is paramount. Serious injuries don’t always present with immediate symptoms, and the adrenaline rush and shock you experience can numb a significant amount of pain. The bottom line is that early medical intervention is so closely associated with improved outcomes that you can’t afford to forego this step.

CONSULT WITH A DEDICATED CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

After addressing the matter of your health, it’s time to consult with a trusted car accident attorney. Obtaining the compensation to which you’re entitled is critical to your ability to regain your health and well-being, and your attorney will ably handle the legal process involved, including all the following:

  • Gathering the evidence necessary to prove the motorist’s negligence, such as the police report and any tickets issued, photos and videos captured at the scene, dashcam and security camera footage, eyewitness testimony, physical evidence from the scene, expert testimony, and accident recreation models
  • Gathering the evidence necessary to demonstrate the extent of your physical losses, including your medical bills, your doctor’s report, your own account of how your life’s been affected
  • Building your strongest claim
  • Guiding you through the legal process
  • Skillfully negotiating a just settlement with the involved insurance company that fairly addresses your physical, financial, and emotional needs
  • Being well prepared to take your case to trial if the insurance company won’t engage in fair negotiations

AVOID THE MISTAKES THAT ACCIDENT VICTIMS MAKE TOO OFTEN

While you focus on your own recovery, you can count on your seasoned car accident attorney to steer your claim toward an advantageous resolution, but in the meantime, there are several common mistakes you should avoid:

  • Don’t post on social media. The insurance company is waiting for you to write something or to post a picture that it can use to undermine your claim in ways you never dreamed possible.
  • Leave the insurance company to your practiced attorney. You’re not required to make a statement about the accident, and it’s in your best interest not to do so.
  • Don’t accept an early settlement offer – it’s very likely a lowball offer that’s meant to wrap things up before you recognize the full extent of your losses.

AN EXPERIENCED PLANO TX CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP

The savvy Plano car accident attorneys at The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. dedicate their practice to helping clients like you recover compensation for their losses – in pursuit of their most complete recoveries. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 972-380-4444 today.

Call a Car Accident Attorney Today

Call us on (972) 380-4444 posthaste if you got into a car accident.

Content author: Joel M. Vecchio, Attorney at Law

Credentials:

  • Texas State Bar license number 24033410, since 2001.
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, admitted in 2003.
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Juris Doctor – 2001.

Content reviewed by Abraham C. Bloomenstiel, Attorney at Law, Texas Bar Card Number: 24106962