Checklist Car Accident

What To do after an austin car accident

Austin Car Accident Checklist

When you are involved in a motor vehicle crash, you have rights. Taking care of these six items immediately will help protect your rights. Ensuring proper records exist from a car accident is an important part of a personal injury case. As overwhelming as the accident is, acting fast on these steps can help ease the stresses of a car accident case.

Car Accident, What To Do Next?

When you are involved in a motor vehicle crash, you have rights. Taking care of these six items immediately will help protect your rights. Ensuring proper records exist from a car accident is an important part of a personal injury case. As overwhelming as the accident is, acting fast on these steps can help ease the stresses of a car accident case.

Even if the crash is only minor, it’s a good idea to get an official record of what happened. Even if someone has admitted fault at the scene of the crash, people sometimes change their story or omit information later when making a claim with their insurance company. Don’t rely on them to tell the truth later – call the police to ensure an accurate record of events gets put to paper immediately.

Whether or not you feel seriously injured, see a doctor after the crash. Not every injury is visible. Shock from an accident can give people a surge of adrenalin. Only hours or days later do they feel the full effects of a serious and lingering back injury.

  • It’s important to see a doctor because some symptoms may not appear for days or weeks later.
  • Getting medical attention immediately can prevent worsening your injury
  • Draw diagrams
  • Take photos
  • Document witness information

Keep track of all of your bills related to your collision, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Time away from work
  • Rental car expenses

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Hiring A Car Accident Lawyer in Austin

It’s possible you may be wondering why anyone would hire a lawyer when there’s already an insurance adjuster assigned to helping with the case. Never forget that the main objective of the insurance adjuster is to protect the bottom line of the insurance company – not you. Hiring a car accident lawyer can mean peace of mind that there is an experienced professional involved and on your side.

One way in which a personal injury lawyer could reframe the outcome of your case is by obtaining important evidence during the case. A personal injury lawyer may be able to obtain important footage that demonstrates fault of the other party.

You can learn more about this process and the important role video can have in a personal injury case.

Knowing when it’s appropriate to go to trial and when to settle out of court is a decision you likely could benefit from input by an experienced personal injury trial lawyer.

Some advantages may include a faster recovery of just compensation or avoiding some of the additional costs of expert witnesses in trial. Whatever the reason, a competent car accident lawyer will communicate the options clearly with their client.

Hiring a car accident lawyer will ensure that the crash victim sees the settlement after a case. A serious wreck will take a major toll on the body, and pain and injury can occur longer than expected. Having a lawyer on the side of the victim can ensure they don’t get shortchanged by an insurance adjuster protecting the interests of the company.

Recent Personal Injury Case Results

The McMinn Law Firm has helped injured Austinites for fifteen years, winning over 100 million dollars in settlements to date.

Uninsured Motorist Accident

$350,000

Drunk Driver Accident

$1,300,000

Truck Accident Victim

$1,200,000

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Our Awards

Better Business Bureau (BBB) bases its ratings on information provided by the business, and on public data sources. McMinn Law Firm's A+ rating is the highest available.
In the years 2013-2014 and 2016-2019, Justin McMinn has been selected each year as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service. Jason McMinn has been selected as a Super Lawyer in 2020.
Expertise.com, a company that evaluates and recommends local service professionals, placed McMinn Law Firm on their list of 20 recommended car accident attorneys in Austin.

What Past Clients Are Saying

"Jason, Justin, and their entire support team represented me in an accident involving an 18 wheeler. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, and maybe as importantly, the service along the way was something you would want as a client, their entire team was amazing! I can with great confidence recommend them to friends, family, and to anyone who happens to read this. Thank you McMinn Law Firm for a job well done!"

- Charles

"The McMinns were amazing. Within two days of my accident – and still barely able to move – I received a visit to my house for personal consultation (on a Saturday). All the initial feedback about my potential case turned out to be 100% accurate, and when it finally came time to settle they didn’t back off an inch. …If you’re hurt, make the call."

- Harry

"I was rear ended by a large truck. Am thankful for Justin and Jason and their team and all the hard work they put into resolving my case! I highly recommend that you contact them if you’re injured in a wreck!"

- Lori M.

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