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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are more than 200,000 car accidents each year which involve injuries or fatalities. That adds up to be one approximately every 2 minutes and a fatality about every 2 1⁄2 hours. With San Antonio and Bexar County growing at an exponential rate, it is without a doubt an amount of accidents have increased here as well. According to TXDOT, four years ago there were just over 31,000 car wrecks in San Antonio. Three years ago it grew to 34,000, two years ago it was 37,000 and at that rate this year will increase as well. In Bexar County from 2012 to 2014 the number of car wrecks increased from less than 36,000 to an astounding 43,000!

Unfortunately even the safest and most experienced driver is unable to avoid an accident whenever there is more than one car on the road at the same time. We are unable to control the people around us which in turn places us at risk. Here are a few key steps to follow in the event you have been in an accident:

  • Seek medical attention immediately! Even if at the time of the accident you feel fine, there is no guarantee that your body hasn’t experienced shock and the endorphins are masking a serious problem.
  • Document every detail of the accident, take photos of all damages to your vehicle and yourself for insurance and legal purposes.
  • NEVER give any written, oral or recorded statements to the other driver’s insurance company.
  • Always follow medical advice given at the scene and during any follow-up appointments.

Experiencing the pain and frustration of an accident is enough for any person to handle, much less the repairs and battling insurance adjusters that will follow. We feel you have been through enough and need not worry about the tedious task of fighting with insurance over repairing your vehicle. Call us today and our caring staff will handle everything for you, allowing you to spend more time recovering!

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