Common Causes of Car Accidents in Texas
McAllen Car crashes are almost always more than just an accident. Usually, they are the result of recklessness or carelessness on someone’s part. They can happen for a number of reasons, but some of the most common causes and contributing causes to car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Texting while driving
- Drowsy driving
- Traffic violations
- Vehicle defects
Each of these cases is unique and will require a different approach, which is why you need someone with the right skills and experience to represent you.
Documenting the Crash
No matter what type of vehicle collision you have been involved in, what you do in the time immediately following the crash can be crucial for your claim. Evidence is essential in order to obtain maximum compensation for an injury case, so collecting and preserving it is crucial during this time.
After contacting emergency services and receiving medical attention, there are some things you will need to document and information you will need to obtain. If you are unable to do so right after the incident, then return as soon as possible or ask someone to do it for you.
Gather information: You will need to collect details of any other parties involved in the collision. Ask to see their driver’s license and proof of insurance and note down their name and contact information, as well as the vehicle’s license plate number, color, and model. Also collect the names and contact details of passengers and witnesses at the scene, as eyewitness testimony can be crucial for establishing the facts.
Collect evidence: Take photographs of the vehicles and the scene. Don’t just focus on the cars; be sure to document the entire scene including roadways and street signs.
Contact an experienced attorney: As soon as you can after the crash, contact our law firm for a free consultation. Never provide a verbal or written statement to any insurance company without speaking to an attorney first. Your attorney can handle all communications with the insurance companies for you.
Remember, when it comes to a personal injury case, time isn’t on your side. The statute of limitations in Texas is only two years; the longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to obtain the rightful compensation you deserve.