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Richard Ardoin Feb. 1, 2015

If you find yourself stuck in the middle of a minor auto accident, you may be at a complete loss as to how to handle the situation. Dealing with auto accident claims with insurance companies can be a real headache. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do right after a minor accident that will make filing a claim much easier. Consider the three tips below from the auto accident attorneys at Ardoin Law Firm to help simplify the process of filing a claim if you are ever involved in a minor auto accident.

  1. Write down the other driver’s car make, model, and license plate number - If another car hits you, it is important to record the other driver’s vehicle information right away in case the driver quickly leaves the site. If you do not have anything to write with, take a picture of the license plate with your camera phone. Be sure to get the other driver’s name, phone number and driver's license number if possible.

  2. Call the police- You might think that you only need to call the police if you are in a major accident, but the police should be involved even if only minor repairs need to be made. A police report will help with insurance claims and potential future lawsuits.

  3. Look for witnesses and ask them to stick around- If witnesses saw the accident occur, their statements can help police determine who is at fault and create an accurate accident report. The information they give can also be valuable to lawyers when filing auto accident claims.

For more information about filing auto accident claims, contact a trusted law firm near you. The Ardoin Law Firm has been helping auto accident injury victims in Texas since 2005, and our experienced attorneys are well-equipped to successfully handle all types of personal injury claims.