Hello. My name is Michael Galyen. I am a personal injury lawyer at the law firm of Bailey & Galyen, one of the largest consumer law firms in Texas. We have represented hundreds of people who have been hurt in motor vehicle accidents. We understand the confusion and uncertainty that you can feel right after a car crash. We can help.
In an earlier video, we talked about the importance of getting full medical attention for all your injuries. If possible, you can also take a few simple steps that can be a great help to your attorney, should you need to go to court to get fair compensation for your injuries.
Perhaps the easiest thing to do is to get visual evidence from the scene. Take out your cell phone (or a camera, if you have one) and get pictures of everything that might be remotely related to the accident. That includes:
- The damage to any vehicle involved in the crash
- Your injuries, as well as any injuries to passengers in your car
- The weather conditions at the time of the crash
- The roadway surrounding the crash site, including traffic lights and signs
- Any visible evidence of skid marks, gravel or water on the road, potholes, uneven pavement or other things that may have contributed to the collision
You can also help your lawyer by getting contact information from anyone involved in the accident, as well as all potential witnesses. That includes name, phone number, physical address and e-mail address, if possible. That will allow your attorney to contact all parties immediately and get written statements while memories are still fresh.
It’s never too soon after any type of accident to contact an attorney to ensure that your rights are fully protected. In addition to moving quickly to gather and preserve evidence, an attorney can also be your liaison with insurers, helping you get full coverage under your policy.
At Bailey & Galyen, we’ve helped personal injury victims just like you for more than 40 years. Call us today.