After a car accident, your main priority is making sure that you and your loved ones are safe and get the medical treatment you need. Unfortunately, the insurance company may already be building a case against you. It wants to pay you as little money as possible, but your accident-related expenses may be more than you can afford on your own.

At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our Texas car accident attorneys help clients defend their rights to compensation. We know how to collect evidence to determine who was at fault, and we know how to calculate your accident-related expenses to help you maximize your compensation.

However, there are certain things you should—and should not—do immediately after the crash. Calling 911, getting contact information from witnesses and the other drivers, and calling a law firm are all smart steps to take, but there are two things you should not do after an accident:

  • Admit fault for the accident – Even if you think you were at fault, evidence may later prove that you didn’t cause the crash. However, admitting fault can jeopardize your claim, so consider consulting an attorney before making this kind of statement to police or the insurance company.
  • Wait too long to get help – Car accident claims require promptness. Evidence can quickly disappear, and statutes of limitations can expire. The sooner you act, the better your chances of getting a favorable outcome.

It’s important to have someone you can count on after an auto accident. Our legal team is here to help anyone who was hurt in a crash that wasn’t their fault, and our consultations are always free.