If you or a loved one is involved in any kind of auto or vehicle accident, by following these “do and don’ts” you can help protect your right to legal action for harm suffered. Here are some helpful pointers, however, whenever in doubt, confusion, or otherwise unsure of what to do or not to do, DO call us immediately 24/7!
DO call The Law Office of Joe A. Gamez right away. (210) 736-4040 – SE HABLA ESPAÑOL We answer the phone 24 hours a day, every day. Emergency appointments are available.
DO wait until you can speak to an attorney to contact your health, homeowner’s, and/or automobile insurance agent, if at all possible. The Law Office of Joe A. Gamez is available 24 hours a day. Call us and we will answer any questions you may have about protecting your rights.
DO seek medical attention immediately in all serious injuries or whenever you are unsure of the extent of your injury.
DO call the police to the scene, in all appropriate cases.
DO cooperate with police and emergency personnel who respond to the accident scene.
DO get the license plate numbers of all other vehicles involved in car accidents as well as the drivers’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, and insurance information.
DO write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all potential witnesses.
DO take photographs of all of the following, as applicable, as soon as possible after the accident: 1) The scene of the accident, from all angles including all vehicles involved. 2) The surrounding area, including cross streets, intersections, and identifiable landmarks. 3) Your injuries and any passenger(s) injuries. 4) Any other property damage.
DON’T move your vehicle away from an accident unless necessary for safety or required to do so by law.
DON’T subject yourself to further injury by standing or waiting in an area of traffic or other safety hazards.
DON’T leave the scene of an accident until the police tell you it is okay to do so.
DON’T throw away any potential evidence, including any torn or blood-stained clothing.
DON’T engage in discussions as to fault with anyone.
DON’T apologize for anything, as it can be considered evidence that you are admitting to being at fault.
DON’T agree to settlement terms without contacting our office, that includes signing checks, signing any insurance claim forms, or signing any other document that releases the other parties from responsibility.
DON’T participate in any recorded statement with any person without the advice and/or presence of your attorney. If you need an attorney, call our office. (210) 736-4040
Remember, when in doubt, confusion, or otherwise unsure of what to do or not to do, DO call us immediately 24/7! We will come out to meet with you right now!
SE HABLA ESPAÑOL
Call us 24/7! (210) 736-4040