You had a busy day ahead and loaded your family into your only car; it was time to go to the annual celebration of Cinco de Mayo. All of a sudden you feel a jolt hit your car from behind. You hit your head on the driving wheel, pain shoots down your body and you quickly turn around to check on your kids. They’re in shock, but seemed to be doing okay.
You try to get out of your car, but you can’t move your leg. So many questions rush to your head. The other driver runs out of their car to see if you are okay. Your kids have started crying. You want to comfort them, but you can’t move. You hear the ambulance sirens ringing in the background just before you pass out.
While this may not be the exact situation you find yourself in, car accidents do occur on a daily basis. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 3,377 deaths due to motor vehicle accidents in 2013. The United States Census Bureau reports that in Pasadena, over 500,000 occupied housing units do not have vehicles and over three million housing units only have one car. Therefore, your daily routine from getting to work to taking your kids to school can be disrupted if your only car is damaged.
If you have been in an accident, you are probably feeling shock, anger, worry, fear, uneasiness, guilt, and possibly more. You probably have a lot of questions ranging from “What should I do immediately after the accident?” to “What can I receive compensation for?” The attorney at The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, PC works hard to make sure that your questions are answered and that you are receiving the best possible treatment for your car accident injuries.
What Should I Do after an Accident?
The moments after an accident can be some of the most hectic and confusing minutes of your life. Who do you call? Who can you trust? What choices and actions in this adrenaline-filled timespan could affect your chances of compensation down the road? The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, PC has those answers.
The most important thing you can do after an accident is get immediate medical care for your injuries. This cannot be stressed enough. Regardless of whether it’s a minor or severe accident, you need to get medical attention. If something comes up in the future, you’ll have the proof that you sought medical care. It is also wise to take photos of your injuries. Photos are great for providing evidence to support your case.
Additionally, you want to start gathering evidence of the scene. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may have to call a family member or friend and ask them to go back to the scene. While at the scene, it’s important to take pictures. The scene will change quickly; since workers will be making sure that it doesn’t hold up traffic for too long. Pictures will help provide the evidence of what the scene looked like at the time of the accident. Make sure to take pictures that provide additional information about the accident, such as skid marks, how much glass was present, etc.
Furthermore, try to obtain witness information. Ask for their contact information, name, and a brief statement of what they saw. If the police have yet to be called, make sure that they are contacted. A police report is vital if the case goes to trial.
After you’ve gathered this information, contact The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, PC to see how we can help you after your car accident.
It Wasn’t My Fault. Will I Receive Compensation for Anything?
Should you be punished for someone else’s mistake? Of course not. Whereas each case is different, The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, PC will fight so that you can receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, mental distress, future medical expenses, future earning potentials, and more.
The victim should not be punished. An accident in Pasadena can turn your life around in an instant. It won’t just affect your life, it will affect the lives of your family, your neighbors, and potentially many others. Every one of the things mentioned above is incredibly important. If you’re severely injured, you won’t be able to work. The loss of your wages is a stressful, which is understandable. Without your normal wages, you can’t pay your hospital bills. Buying food for you and your children becomes more difficult. With the hot temperatures in Pasadena, the expense of turning on your air conditioning can become stressful.
The loss of a car is even more difficult in Pasadena, specifically. Because the town is large, the loss of a car can change your daily routine. Carpooling is a potential option, but it’s difficult to set up a system for yourself, your significant other, and your children. Our goal is to help ease the transition and help make sure that these worries aren’t your main focus—your attention should be on your recovery.
Why Call The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, PC?
The attorney at The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian wants to make sure you get the best care possible. That means we’re here for you 24/7. You can call the firm at any time to talk with our staff. Everyone at our office is bilingual.
You deserve the best treatment possible. The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, PC will fight for a just recovery and for the compensation you need. For more information, please contact the personal injury firm today.