Even if they’re clearly at fault, some drivers hate to admit that they’ve erred after a car accident. Psychologically, it is hard for people to take responsibility. Many car insurance companies also advise their policyholders to never accept responsibility under any circumstances.
Unfortunately, the evidence in your case may not point strongly in your favor. As a modified comparative negligence state, Texas allows both parties to be held partially liable. Therefore, it’s crucial that you get your story straight. If the other driver lies about your car accident, a lawyer from our firm can fight for you. Our team will use all our resources to get you the outcome you deserve.
Contact the Police After Your McKinney Car Accident
Texas law requires that you report accidents with damages exceeding $1,000 to the Department of Transportation if not already investigated by law enforcement officials. Contact the police—even if damages seem minor. Negligent drivers who lie about accident circumstances may retract incorrect statements after seeing official police reports.
We have recently seen the McKinney Police Department refuse to write a report for car wrecks that did not result in life-threatening injuries or death. If this happens, you should politely but firmly insist the McKinney Police Department write a report.
A police report can be a valuable tool, so it is important to have it in your possession. In this type of case, we need all available evidence to prove the other party’s negligence.
Collect Evidence as Soon as Possible
Immediately following your accident, take photos and jot down notes about the circumstances. The more evidence you gather now, the easier it will be to prove your case later. Collect names and contact information from witnesses—they can provide critical feedback to refute the other driver’s incorrect story. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of witnesses to your car accident could prove critical.
Identifying, preserving, and analyzing evidence can’t wait. Collecting evidence is imperative in general. However, proof is all you can count on to get fairly compensated when the other driver lies about what happened.
Your lawyer can contact witnesses and arrange interviews with them. Once your case is in our hands, they’ll do all the work. You can concentrate on what’s really important, like your recovery and relationships.
Seek Help from a McKinney Car Accident Lawyer from Our Firm
Don’t deal with insurance adjusters on your own; they have little interest in proving the other side’s deceit. Instead, our McKinney Car Accident Lawyer can tap into otherwise inaccessible sources of evidence to prove your case. If evidence seems limited, your attorney can make the most of the few documents or witnesses available.
You can’t control how the other driver behaves after your car accident. You can, however, control your own response. The right attorney can help you make the most of difficult circumstances in your personal injury case. Our website also has more tips about what to do after an accident.
Not only does our firm gather any forms of evidence, we handle everything else required for your case. Your lawyer will:
- Manage communications with all involved parties
- Hire experts if necessary
- File your claim and/or lawsuit by the deadlines
We Can Represent You if the At-Fault Party is Being Dishonest
We once represented a young high school student at McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney. She was on her way home from school and was stopped on Highway 380 just west of the 75 Freeway. A Mercedes Benz, four vehicles back, caused a chain reaction crash that hurt our client.
At trial, the driver of the Mercedes Benz lied and tried to blame our client for causing the wreck—even though she was the fourth car in the five-car pile-up. Fortunately, the jury saw through the fabrication and compensated our client. Many times, the insurance companies encourage their clients to deny responsibility.
Our team will do everything in our power to get an insurance adjuster, judge, or jury to see what truly transpired in your car accident. Your legal advocate will fight tirelessly for the justice and fair compensation you are owed. We know the truth and will not back down from insurance companies or other lawyers who use certain tactics to get us to give up on our case.
Contact Underwood Law Office Today to Discuss Your Case for Free
Call (972) 535-6377 for a free consultation with a compassionate team member. You will learn how our legal team can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will not charge up front or out of pocket, and will only get paid if you do. So, you have nothing to lose when you work with us.