Rollover in SE Travis County Leads to Fatality
On September 12th, one person was killed after a rollover crash in SE Travis County.
Detail Surrounding the Accident
The incident occurred on FM 812 near Mustang Ridge and Cedar Creek.
The medics arrived at the scene performed CPR and other life-saving procedures on one of the victims but were unsuccessful in the efforts and the individual died on the scene. Another victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The road in which the accident occurred was closed for hours as city personnel cleaned the site and investigated.
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, car accidents occur every 60 seconds, which equals to 5.25 million car accidents every year. Because of how frequent they happen, it is important to stay vigilant and understand that the road is a place where we need to practice patience, safety, and cautionary measures.
Your Austin car accident attorneys are here to provide you with a few tips to keep you safe should you be involved in an accident.
What to Do Following an Accident
It is best to know what course of action to take following an accident so you will know what to expect and will be prepared. Here are some universal steps to take when involved in an auto accident:
1. Ensure Your Safety
At the moment an accident occurs, your safety – and the safety of your passengers – is what is most important. First, make sure that you and your passengers are okay.
2. Look for Injuries and Call the Police
Next, it is best to assess the severity of any injuries if you or your passengers have suffered any. Many injuries can be life-threatening and it is essential to seek the care of medical professionals if needed.
If you or any passengers are severely injured, stay in the position you are in and out of harm’s way until help arrives. A misstep or awkward movement can increase the damage caused by the injury.
Following the assessment, call an ambulance if necessary, as well as your local law enforcement agency. Please note that it is Texas law that you report a collision. Additionally, accident reports must be filed within 10 days when there is more than $1,000 in property damage or injuries.
3. Get Medical Treatment
Remember that your health comes first in any car accident. Get medical treatment right away if you are dealing with any sort of pain. Do not hesitate to seek out a doctor even if you believe you have not suffered any permanent damage, as some injuries may not become symptomatic until days after the incident.
Additionally, getting medical treatment for any needed injuries will provide you with the documentation needed for when you file an insurance claim.
4. Gather Information
Your insurance company will need specific information to file your claim. If you are safely able to do so, secure the following information from the other parties involved:
- Phone number
- Email address
- Make, model, and year of car
- License plate number
- Insurance carrier
- Insurance policy number
- Name and contact information of any witnesses
It is also helpful to write down contact information for any of the police officers on the scene, including:
- Badge or ID number
- Phone number
- Police report number
5. File Your Insurance Claim
To file your claim, you can call your insurance provider. They should have a 24/7 number you can call. Once you make your claim, a representative will contact you within 24 hours to go over the details of your claim.
Austin Car Accident Attorneys Here for You
Anytime a car accident occurs, it can be daunting and overwhelming to know what will happen next, but by being prepared, you can make the best out of a bad situation.
But you don’t have to face the situation alone. Your Austin car accident attorneys at Ramos James Law are here to protect your rights. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.
Source: Fox 7 Austin