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Houston police officers are still on a search for the individual that struck and killed Hector Emilio Matco-Saur. Hector was simply crossing the street around 11:30 P.M. when a dark-colored SUV struck him. According to police, Hector died at the scene. Texas Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for any information leading to the suspect’s arrest. Read more about this story at this link:

Stories like Hector’s make you wonder–what would you do in this situation? After the shock wears off and the dust has settled, most Texans would find themselves in a panic when they are struck by a vehicle. It is essential to stay calm and take additional actions that will benefit you in the future. The number one priority, in this case, is to get to safety as soon as possible, try to keep the other driver and any witnesses at the scene, and contact the police. What happens when the police arrive at the scene? Read on to find out what four actions you should take in this situation.

  1. Tell your side of the story. The police must obtain an accurate depiction of the events that occurred to ensure that the report is thorough and accurate. Contact information of all parties involved, details of the crash, and statements from drivers and witnesses are vital pieces of information in securing compensation against the negligent driver. This will help your case later in the process. ‍
  2. Seek medical treatment. If you consider your injuries severe, seek medical treatment as soon as you can. Call an ambulance and wait for them to arrive. If you are not severely injured, contact your primary doctor instead. Medical records have the potential to strengthen your legal case. ‍
  3. Opening an insurance claim. When opening a claim with the driver’s insurance company, it is important to avoid giving them any additional information regarding the accident. It is okay to provide the date and location of the accident, but you should contact a personal injury attorney before providing any further information. Alternatively, we can file an insurance claim for you so you can focus on getting better! ‍
  4. Consult a personal injury attorney. To fully understand your case and ensure that you take every precaution necessary, seek help from a personal injury attorney. An experienced lawyer can advise you on the best course of action and help you present a strong case.

If you were struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian and were injured in Houston or anywhere in Texas, just call Drew at (832) 621-3484. We provide free consultations and help find conveniently-located medical providers, set up your medical treatment, file your claim, and help with other things you may need throughout your healing process. We serve the people of Texas with compassion and consistency. Get the attention you deserve now.

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