Frequently Asked Questions
Since 1982, we’ve helped a lot of people with their accident cases. Here are some common questions we’ve been asked over the years.
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What evidence should I try to collect at the scene of the accident?
If you are not too injured to do so, there are some important pieces of evidence you should try to collect at the scene of the accident. These include:
- Photos –Take pictures of the scene of the accident, the surrounding area, the weather conditions, your injuries, any property damage (including vehicle damage), and anything else that you think might be relevant to your claim for compensation.
- Your Personal Items – If any of your personal items were damaged in the accident, make sure you keep them with you to give to your attorney.
- Insurance, Vehicle, and Contact Information – If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, ask for the other driver’s insurance information and write down his or her license plate number. If you were injured in a fall or a dog attack, try to make sure you know the address of the location where the incident occurred.
- Witnesses’ Email Addresses and Phone Numbers – If anyone witnessed the accident, politely ask for their email addresses and phone numbers. Their statements could be critical to proving your claim for financial compensation.
If it is too late (or if you are too injured), that is okay. But, we would urge you to seek legal representation as soon as possible so that any available evidence can be collected before it disappears.
I feel okay, should I still go to the hospital?
Yes. After any type of traumatic accident, it is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible. You could have serious internal injuries, and your medical records will be essential evidence in your claim for compensation.
What should (and shouldn’t) I say to the insurance companies?
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is okay to report the accident to your insurer (in fact, you may have an obligation to do so). But, you should not say anything else, and you should not give a recorded statement that the insurance companies can find a way to use against you.
What other mistakes do I need to avoid?
Avoiding mistakes is one of the most important things you can do to protect your rights after an accident. For example, in addition to avoiding the insurance companies, you should also avoid posting about the accident on social media. For free advice tailored to your personal circumstances, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney? Is it worth it?
Our firm handles all cases on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that:
- you pay nothing upfront
- you do not pay hourly rates
- you do not pay anything at all unless we help you secure compensation
When we take a case, it is because we believe we can recover far more than our client would be able to recover without legal representation.
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For more information about protecting your rights after an accident, we encourage you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with San Antonio attorney Ronald A. Ramos in confidence, please call or text (210) 308-8811 or tell us what happened online today.