Car accidents aren’t just painful, they’re also extremely expensive. More than 60% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and that means any unexpected expense or time away from work can be financially devastating. And as anyone who has been involved in a car accident knows, crashes result in both, including significant medical bills and long periods off the job while they recover.

Getting compensation requires acting fast. After an accident, you need to get medical treatment right away. Not only does this help prevent your injuries from worsening, but it also establishes a firm link between your injuries and the crash you were involved in.

Second, you need to write down what happened to the best of your ability. Your recollection of the crash, combined with evidence, can help paint a clear picture of who was at fault, which paves the way for you to get fair compensation.

Finally, you need to call a lawyer. Evidence can quickly disappear from crash scenes, and the longer you go without getting legal representation, the more difficult it can be to win your claim. Furthermore, Texas’s statute of limitations for injury claims is just two years, and once the statute of limitations expires, victims are no longer eligible for any compensation, period.

If you’re too hurt to do much other than get medical treatment after a crash, make sure you contact a lawyer. At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, our Dallas car accident lawyers work hard to help victims get the money they’re owed, including when they’re still in the hospital. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.