What should I avoid doing after a car accident?

Do not forget to contact the police as it is the law in Texas that you do this. However, when you talk to the police, do not discuss your injuries, apologize, or admit fault.

Also, do not provide a recorded statement to the insurance company. The other driver’s insurance company may ask for one, but you are under no obligation to provide it. Anything you say in this statement will be used against you later, so simply tell them you will speak to an attorney and that your attorney will get in touch with them.

Lastly, do not wait too long to file your car accident claim. In Texas, car accident victims have only two years to file their claim. If you wait longer than this, you will likely be barred from receiving any compensation at all.