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Safety is Paramount Following a Car Wreck

Submitted by jrlaw on May 27th, 2010

Safety after a Car Wreck

While the most stressful parts of any car wreck usually come long after it’s over, the initial few minutes after the wreck are vital. There are myriad ways this situation can unfold. You may find yourself blocking a busy interstate or in someone’s yard, with your front end wrapped around a tree or with the front of the car that hit you in your backseat. You have to exercise some sensibility here. You’ll also want to make sure that you don’t make things even more complex for your vehicle accident attorney.

Remember not to try to explain to the other driver what happened. The last thing you want to do is say something that isn’t exactly true, such as “I didn’t see you”, “My brakes didn’t seem to work” or something similar. In these cases, you’re basically saying the accident was your fault in one way or another and this may come back to bite you, especially if it turns out that every other piece of evidence points to the accident not being your fault in any regard. Your car wreck attorney will go over all of this with you after the accident.

Parking Wars- Who is at Fault in a Parking Lot Accident?

Submitted by jrlaw on May 12th, 2010

You’re backing out of a parking space. You look carefully – nobody’s coming. And then, somebody smacks into you. What went wrong? You know you didn’t see anybody. Was the other person speeding? Did you just make a mistake? Is there some fault in the design of the parking lot that could have allowed this to happen? Get the contact and insurance information of the other driver. Also, write down the contact information for any witnesses. Call the police to obtain a police report for the accident, and call your insurance company. Over the next few days, watch for any bruising or nagging pains and see a doctor if you suspect any injuries from the accident.

Unfortunately, if you are backing up, you are almost automatically assumed to be at fault. Your insurance company may attempt to negotiate with the other driver’s company, but it is likely that you will be blamed. Understandably, if you are sure that you looked carefully and didn’t see anyone, you may want to dispute this. It may be time to call a Dallas car accident lawyer to see what your options are.

You have several things to consider with your attorney. These include:

The insurance companies. If the insurance companies are refusing to pay or not compensating you fairly, you may need to sue. You have the option of seeking redress from the other driver’s company as well as your own.

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