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After an Accident – Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

After an Accident – Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful and disorienting time that may make it hard to act with the greatest judgment. Unfortunately, beginning the moment you are involved in the accident the process of assessing the value of your claim begins. While you are experiencing this as a terrible event that has led to property damage, emotional distress, physical pain, and inconvenience- to the other driver’s insurance company this is just business.

Insurance companies will prey on your vulnerabilities, waiting for you to mess up and say or do the wrong thing while you are still in a daze after the crash. They will use your confusion and weakness against you to avoid giving you a fair settlement.

Do not fall victim to these big insurance companies, hire Beverly R. Caruthers to represent your case and avoid making these mistakes:

Mistake 1: Not calling the police
ALWAYS call the police after a car accident. Depending on the severity of the accident you may think you do not need to call the police, you are wrong. Not only does a police report serve as evidence it also preserves the moment, making it harder for the other party to get away with lying in the future.

Mistake 2: Gather enough information
While you are still in the moment you have the best chance to gather the most information pertaining to your accident that you will ever be able to. Make sure you write down, in your phone or on paper:
-The name of everyone in the car you collided with
-The other driver’s insurance company name and policy number
-Their address
-Phone number
-License number
-License plate number
-Make and model of vehicles
-Vehicle owner’s information if different than driver
-Any witnesses’ contact information
-Name and badge number of the police officer

Mistake 3: No photos
It used to be suggested to drivers to carry around a disposable camera in their car in case they were involved in an accident. These days almost all of us have a camera on our smart phones. Utilize this and take photos of the scene, both vehicles, and anything else that seems valuable.

Mistake 4: Admitting fault
Never admit fault. Even saying, “I’m sorry,” or “I didn’t see you,” is a bad idea. Your words can be used against you at a later time. You may think you are at fault but remember you were just involved in a very high stress accident and do not know all of the details. Keep calm, be cool, and gather information.

Mistake 5: Ignoring injuries
If you are hurt in an accident seek medical attention sooner than later. You may be in a state of shock and might not even realize how serious your accident related injuries are. Keep records of every doctor you see and the treatment you receive.

Mistake 6: Trusting the insurance company
You are a burden to the insurance company. They want to get away with paying the smallest amount for the most damage in the shortest amount of time as possible. Do not let them bully you around, hire Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers!

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In the aftermath of an accident that leaves you or a loved one injured, it is crucial to know where to turn for support and justice. The Caruthers Law Firm stands as a beacon of unwavering commitment to the cause of pursuing justice for injury victims. With a track record that speaks volumes about our dedication to excellence and passion for our clients, we have garnered recognition throughout the Houston area as a trusted name in the legal community. When you or a family member suffers an injury due to the negligence of another, the need for an attorney who is not just competent but also recognized for their excellence becomes paramount. The Houston personal injury attorney at The Caruthers Law Firm fits that bill precisely. We have earned accolades and trust from our clients because we don not just handle cases; we champion causes. Our cases frequently involve traumatic, life-altering events, such as the loss of a loved one, and our relentless pursuit of justice ensures our clients receive the compensation necessary to secure their financial future. Our dedicated efforts have successfully secured over $50 million in settlements for our clients, and our commitment to excellence has brought us national recognition, particularly in fields like birth injury law. Whether your life has been upended by a tragic accident or the negligence of another party, you can confide in Caruthers Law Firm to handle your case with the utmost skill, dedication, and compassion in your time of need. Every case we undertake is treated with the gravity and importance it deserves, and we strive to provide the best possible representation to our clients. At Caruthers Law Firm, our attorneys boast an impressive array of knowledge and expertise in various practice areas, including personal injury, criminal defense, wrongful death, and more. We fully acknowledge that each case is unique, and we value the individual concerns and needs of our clients. This understanding leads us to craft tailored legal strategies that address each case is distinctive challenges. When you choose Caruthers Law Firm as your legal representation, you can expect a high degree of professionalism, unwavering integrity, and an unparalleled commitment from the beginning of your case to its conclusion. We are not just lawyers; we are advocates for your rights, dedicated to securing the justice you deserve.

For over three decades, Beverly R. Caruthers has been on an unwavering mission to provide her clients with top-notch, tenacious, and compassionate legal services and representation. Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers has not only amassed extensive experience but has also consistently delivered high-quality legal assistance to those who have sought her counsel. Her journey to legal expertise began with academic distinction, having graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Tougaloo College, followed by the acquisition of her Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. With a primary focus on Personal Injury, Criminal Law, and Business Law, Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers has honed her legal acumen in these pivotal areas. Complementing her knowledge and skills, The Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers is fortified by a collaborative team of seasoned and highly qualified attorneys. Together, they work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for each and every client they serve. In the Caruthers family, the pursuit of legal excellence seems to be a cherished tradition. Briona Caruthers, following in the footsteps of her older brother and colleague, hails from Missouri City, Texas, where she graduated from Elkins High School in 2015. Venturing outside her hometown, she spent four years at Hofstra University in New York, where she diligently earned her Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies in Business in 2019. After her academic journey in New York, she returned to her roots in Houston, Texas. There, she attended the same illustrious institution where her mother, Beverly R. Caruthers, and her brothers, Eddie and Parker Caruthers, had studied—the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. In 2022, Briona graduated Cum Laude from TSU, thereby continuing the family legacy. Beyond her legal pursuits, Briona finds solace in retail therapy and enjoys exploring the world through her travels when she is not in the office, fervently advocating for her clients rights. Parker Caruthers, another member of the Caruthers family, was born and raised in Missouri City, Texas, where he completed his high school education at Clements High School in 2012. His educational journey took him to Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing in 2017. Parker commitment to legal studies led him to the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at TSU, from where he graduated in 2021. During his time in law school, Parker legal prowess shone through as he secured victory in the Helen Dawn Williams Mock Trial competition, all while gaining valuable experience through internships at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Opting to take a different path by not pursuing prosecution, Parker joined Caruthers Law Firm in 2021. Beyond the legal realm, Parker passions extend to sports fandom and his role as a proud dog owner. At the Caruthers Law Firm, we take a refreshingly transparent and candid approach when assessing our potential clients circumstances. We believe in clear, honest, and direct communication, leaving aside the legal jargon to speak in terms that our clients can readily understand. Each client is treated as a unique individual, receiving personalized and attentive care throughout their legal journey with us.

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