If you’ve been in an accident, you’re not alone. Millions of non-fatal wrecks occur every year. There are many reasons behind the causes of them with speeding one of the main factors. Many others, like distracted driving, are preventable.

It’s easy to get caught up in the emotions of the moment and not think clearly about what you should and shouldn’t do if the unthinkable happens to you. Any of them can have long-term repercussions. This infographic by Johnson Garcia LLP offers some commonsense advice about the steps you should take to protect your legal rights.

The most important thing to do first is to ensure the safety of all the individuals involved—including yourself. Only then is it appropriate to begin the fact-gathering process with the help of law enforcement? Unfortunately, that’s only the beginning of what can often result in a complicated legal process.

Even minor accidents open the door for litigation issues with questions of rights and obligations. That’s why it’s essential to get the professional legal advice you can trust before dealing with the other party’s insurance or questions of fault. Often, the physical, psychological, and financial consequences can persist long after the incident.

We have the answers and information you need here at Johnson Garcia LLP. Our professional team of experienced car accident lawyers can help you get the best possible outcome for your situation. Don’t hesitate. Call us today for your free initial consultation at (832) 241-5465. Or if you prefer, fill out our contact form online. Rest assured that we’re on your side.