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Texas DPS Investigates If Alcohol is Involved in Terry County School Bus Crash

August 27, 2022

Terry County, TX (August 26, 2022) – Car accidents can happen suddenly and have profound consequences, as seen in a recent incident involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer semi near Highway 62/82 and FM 211. Regardless of the circumstances, knowing what to do immediately after an accident is crucial.

1. Ensure Safety First: If possible, move to a safe location away from traffic. Check for injuries among all parties involved, including yourself and passengers.

2. Call Emergency Services: Contact 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance if anyone is injured. Even minor injuries should be documented by medical professionals.

3. Exchange Information: Exchange names, contact details, insurance information, and vehicle registration numbers with the other party involved. Obtain contact information from witnesses as well.

4. Document the Scene: Take photos of the accident scene, including vehicle positions, damages, road conditions, and any relevant details. This documentation can be crucial for insurance claims and legal proceedings.

5. Report to Authorities: File a police report at the scene or soon after. Ensure to obtain a copy of the report for your records.

6. Seek Medical Attention: Even if injuries seem minor, seek medical evaluation promptly. Some injuries may not manifest immediately but could worsen over time.

7. Contact Your Insurance Company: Notify your insurance provider about the accident as soon as possible. Follow their instructions for filing a claim.

Why Legal Support Matters:

Navigating the aftermath of a car accident, especially one involving injuries or complexities like potential alcohol involvement, can be overwhelming. Legal support is essential to protect your rights and ensure fair compensation for medical expenses, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and other damages. An experienced car accident attorney can handle negotiations with insurance companies, gather evidence to support your claim, and represent your interests in legal proceedings if necessary.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice. Contact our dedicated team of car accident attorneys today for a consultation. We’re here to provide support and guidance during this challenging time, ensuring your rights are upheld and you receive the compensation you deserve.

Please Reach Out If You Are Looking for Help After an Accident

At Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy & Conway, we offer our condolences to those affected by this horrific accident.

If you are a loved one of someone killed or seriously injured in this accident, please reach out to us at (800) 433-2408. Our attorneys know how devastating this crash is and want to help you pursue justice.