Fatal Car Accident Shuts Down Fort Worth Highway
On March 25, 2022, all westbound lanes on I-20 near Hemphill Road were shut down because of an accident that included a fatality. The car accident occurred during the morning commute hours, which left traffic backed up for over a mile while emergency responders were taking care of the accident. No information has been released about the cause of the accident.
At this time, the police have stated that one person died, and four others were being treated for minor injuries.
What Should You Do After A Car Accident Happens?
Fort Worth car accidents happen every day. Some are minor fender benders, while others result in multiple injuries or death. How you react to a car accident after it occurs can significantly impact your compensation claim.
It does not matter the severity of the Dallas car accidents. All accident victims are encouraged to use the following guideline when an accident happens.
Notify Emergency Services
You want to make sure that the police have been notified so a report can be generated. A police report is crucial to the claims process. You may also need to request an ambulance if there are severe injuries.
Do Not Assume Any Fault For The Accident
It is very important that you watch what you say after an accident happens. Do not say “I’m sorry” to the other driver, or “I should have seen…” or any other similar phrase. Allow the professionals to determine the cause of the accident. Assuming responsibility can give the insurance company a reason to deny or reduce your claim.
Please Seek Medical Attention
Even if you do not leave the scene in an ambulance, go to the emergency room and get checked. A personal injury does not have to be catastrophic in nature to still be serious. That headache you have at the scene of the accident may not be stress. It may be a concussion. Protect your health and get checked out.
Consult A Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer
Hiring a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident will help you protect your rights as an injury victim. Your lawyer can manage all of the interactions you have with the insurance company, alleviating a lot of the chaos and frustration that injury victims face when filing a claim.
Avoid Social Media
Insurance companies will start monitoring your social media accounts as soon as you file a claim. It will always be in your best interest to significantly reduce postings to your social media accounts until your case is finalized.
Schedule A Consultation With A Personal Injury Lawyer at Genthe Law Firm
For more information on how to manage a personal injury claim, contact Genthe Law Firm today. Our Genthe Guarantee ensures you don’t pay us until our expertise has paid off for you.
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