A recent Dallas car crash has left two people injured and one person dead. The wreck involved three vehicles and happened on N Walton Walker Blvd and West Davis Street. A Dallas Police Department sergeant reported that one driver was speeding, and lost control when he tried to change lanes. The two injured people were taken by ambulance to the Methodist Central Hospital, with undisclosed injuries.
When car accidents occur, there may be minor to severe physical or mental injuries. Emotions run high after accidents, but there are important things to attend to. The first is making sure that you are not injured, to check other drivers and passengers for injuries and to call 911. There will be time later to call a Dallas accident attorney and your insurance agent after injuries are assessed.
Remain on the scene until the police take your statement and tell you that you may leave. The exception to this rule exists if the area in which your car sits is unsafe. Then you may move to a safe place, close by. If you are not sure whether the accident was staged, you may drive to the closest police station and report the accident there.
Exchange information with the other drivers involved. Take down their names, phone numbers and insurance information, at a minimum. Be sure that you don’t admit fault to anyone, even if you believe you may have been at fault. When you contact Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, they can tell you what needs to be done to ensure that you are compensated for any physical injuries and financial losses.
Call your insurance company, as well. Let them know about your injuries and damage to your vehicle. Do not lie to your agent. Explain the facts clearly. Make sure you get a copy of the police report, which will reinforce to your insurance company who was at fault. Speak with your Dallas accident attorney to make sure that he has all the facts, as well. Then you will be ready to begin piecing your life back together.