Car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence. The odds that you or a close family member will be in a car accident are high, which is why it’s important to know what to do in this situation. Learning to think like an automobile accident lawyer can come in handy! Thinking like a lawyer can essentially be boiled down to two things: gather as much info as possible to support your claim and prevent any circumstances that could undermine this claim.
Here are some other helpful tips for how to think like an auto accident lawyer:
- Never enter your vehicle after taking substances, even prescription medication, which could be shown to impair the ability to drive as well as judgment.
- Don’t multitask. Either you drive, or you text or talk on cell phone. You don’t do both at once. For example, pull over to the side of the road to answer a call, and do not text and drive.
- Obey the letter and spirit of the law in everything regarding your motor vehicle. That ranges from having registration up to date to wear a seat belt if mandated, to observing speed limits. Err on the side of caution and do not try to do anything outside the law.
- Have a way to contact police. Yes, you must call 911. That report is necessary. The police will summon emergency medical assistance. The documentation of injury is also necessary. This will only serve to help your case!
When you or a family member has been involved in an automobile accident, it’s time to seek the advice of a specialized auto accident attorney. Don’t hesitate to contact Joe Knows Law at your convenience! When you need an experienced attorney, our team is here for you. Contact us online or call us at (972) 562-9700. We look forward to speaking with you soon!