When you are hurt in an accident, you may end up with plenty of medical bills and lose money when you cannot go to work. You might be entitled to compensation for your damages, but you may not have the funds to hire a lawyer. You do not need to lose money on a personal injury case. For the truck wreck cases, we accept we provide legal services for personal injury cases on contingency. You will not pay unless we win your case. Contingency fees allow you to hire the best personal injury lawyer.
The longer you wait to file a claim, the more difficult it will be to prove your case. This is true because the evidence in the case becomes harder to obtain as time goes by. Some people are unsure about filing a claim and therefore, they wait too long. Texas statute of limitations generally requires you to file a case no later than two years from the time of the injury and there can be other shorter requirements in some cases. There are a few exceptions, so it is best to consult with a qualified Houston injury attorney as soon as possible.
Your attorney will immediately start to gather information and documentation about the accident. It is often necessary to prove negligence on the part of the other party. Your lawyer will read the police report, talk to witnesses, and find and review any evidence in your case. In addition, your lawyer will work on your behalf to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. Many personal injury cases are settled through negotiation. Your attorney knows how to litigate cases and will take the matter to court if the company will not come to a settlement agreement.
Many times, the insurance company recognizes that you do not have an attorney and they may use that to their advantage. They want to settle the case for as little as possible. The insurance adjuster might offer you a settlement that is much less than you deserve, or they could even try to say that your injuries were not as serious, or that you had prior injuries before the accident. If the insurance company offers a settlement, consider declining the offer until you first speak to an attorney.
You do not want to accept compensation unless it covers all of your damages which may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you agree to a settlement you will waive your right to seek further legal action and you will not be able to get the money they actually owe you for your injuries. Wait until your medical treatment is complete so you know the total amount of medical costs that you accumulate.
Talk to an attorney before you give a statement to the insurance adjuster. You need a lawyer who is on your side and will fight to protect your rights and get you the money you deserve. If you were hurt in any type of accident due to someone’s negligence, you deserve justice. Contact a lawyer for 18-wheeler accidents today to discuss your case with a free consultation.