Who Should I Call to the Scene of My Car Collision?

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You may feel helpless after getting involved in a car collision. But you do not have to go through this tumultuous experience alone. Instead, it is best that you pull over to a safe area and simply dial 911. Continue reading to learn why you should call a law enforcement officer and an ambulance to the scene of your collision and how an experienced Houston, Texas car accident lawyer at White Personal Injury can also offer support.

Why should I call a law enforcement officer to the scene of my car collision?

Put simply, a law enforcement officer may offer you a lot of support when present at the scene of your car collision. Ultimately, this support may include collecting major pieces of evidence on your behalf. This may just help you in the long run when you go to file an insurance claim or a personal injury claim. Examples of how a law enforcement officer may help you include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A law enforcement officer may conduct an official incident report at the scene.
  • A law enforcement officer may conduct a breathalyzer test or other field sobriety tests on another driver if you suspect them of driving while intoxicated.
  • A law enforcement officer may collect the contact information of another driver on your behalf if you suspect them of being aggressive.
  • A law enforcement officer may obtain an admittance of fault by another driver involved in your collision.
  • A law enforcement officer may obtain oral or written testimonies from present witnesses that saw your collision play out.

Why should I call an ambulance to the scene?

More often than not, a law enforcement officer will dispatch an ambulance to the scene on your behalf. You must seek out the paramedics and EMTs as soon as they arrive. This is regardless of whether you feel injured, as some injuries (i.e., whiplash, concussions, and internal bleeding) may take days or even weeks to become noticeable.

In addition, you must allow the paramedics and EMTs to load you into the ambulance and transport you to the emergency room. This is so medical professionals can run additional tests on you to fully determine the seriousness of your injuries.

Overall, seeking medical attention may provide you with pivotal pieces of proof for your insurance claim and your personal injury claim. More specifically, you may collect evidence of prescribed medical devices, prescribed medications, prescribed therapies, and X-rays plus other test results, along with the associated medical bills.

In the end, a skilled Houston, Texas auto accident lawyer at White Personal Injury is here whenever you are ready to initiate your personal injury claim. Simply contact our firm at your earliest possible convenience.

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