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What to do if you are in an auto accident in Texas

Most auto accidents are the result of driver negligence, including speeding, drunk driving, texting or other forms of careless, reckless or inattentive driving. People who have been injured by a negligent driver have a right to receive compensation for their injuries.

If you or a family member has been injured in an auto accident, our attorney at the South Texas Law Offices of Jerry J. Treviño can help you understand your legal rights and work to obtain compensation for your injuries. As a skilled negotiator and trial attorney, Mr. Treviño puts his two decades of legal experience to work for every client. We understand that every situation is unique and that your injuries, as well as your past and future medical needs deserve personalized attention.

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident and injury case, contact the South Texas Law Offices of Jerry J. Treviño or call our offices at 361-882-5605 . We have offices in Corpus Christi and Harlingen, Texas.

Seeking Maximum Compensation for You

We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our clients. If retained as your counsel, we will seek maximum compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief.

We represent clients in a wide range of motor vehicle accident claims, including:

  • Car accidents
  • 18-wheeler accidents/semi/tractor-trailer accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents

Whether your case involves serious injuries or a family member was in a fatal accident, our firm can help guide you through the legal steps.

What to Do After an Accident

Many people ask what types of actions they should take in the event they are in a car accident. Every accident has its own set of challenges, but there are three important things you can do following almost any motor vehicle accident:

  1. The first, and most important step, is to ensure the safety of everyone involved. If medical attention is needed, make sure that all injured persons are stabilized and that emergency personnel has been called.
  2. Next, gather information. Ask for names, phone numbers and insurance information from other drivers, passengers and witnesses. If you have a mobile device with a camera or video, you can use this to record information about the scene.
  3. Finally, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident. Provide the information, but do not agree to a settlement or sign any paperwork until you have had the chance to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Put Our Experience to Work for You

At our firm, your case will be handled by attorney Jerry J. Treviño , a personal injury lawyer with two decades of legal experience. Attorney Treviño has extensive experience in car, truck and motorcycle accident claims, including claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.


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Jerry Trevino
Posted - 09/25/2017 | Texas