The first thing you should do following a serious injury is seek medical treatment. As soon as you have done so, you or a member of your family should get in touch with a dedicated Texas personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer can protect your rights following a severe injury and advise you whether filing a lawsuit against the responsible party is a good idea or not.
You should never agree to any settlement unless you have first discussed the offer with a knowledgeable Texas personal injury lawyer. Sometimes claims examiners act in good faith and offer a fair settlement right away, but most of the time you can get a far more just settlement when a claims examiner knows your personal injury attorney is willing to go to trial on your behalf.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injuries, there are numerous individuals or parties whom you may be able to hold liable for them. These include:
- Drivers of cars or large trucks
- Healthcare professionals
- Property owners
- Manufacturers and sellers of equipment
Your personal injury attorney may be able to point out other persons whose negligence or misconduct may have contributed to your injuries and help you hold them liable in civil court.
The exact amount of compensation for which you are eligible depends on many factors including the type of insurance policies involved, the extent of your injuries, and to what degree you yourself might have helped contribute to an injurious accident. You should, however, be able to recover damages sufficient enough to address your medical expenses and lost wages as well as for non-economic factors such as the pain and suffering you have endured because of your injury.
There are steps that you should follow if you have been injured in a car accident:
- Get the names, addresses, and insurance information from everyone involved in the accident and any possible witnesses.
- Take pictures of the accident scene.
- Verify the accuracy of the police report.
- Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Our number is (956) 630-5700.
- Report the accident to your insurance company, without admitting fault.
Injuries aren’t always apparent immediately after an accident. It is always best to seek medical help as soon as possible.
It is in the interest of insurance companies to delay the resolution of a case as long as possible; however, you can expect that your case will take somewhere between six months and a year to be resolved. A personal injury case can take even longer if a trial is involved.
Rules and regulations surrounding personal injury cases are very complicated in the State of Texas. Insurance companies and the claims examiners who work for them are experts at denying, delaying, and reducing claims whenever possible. A personal injury lawyer can keep them acting in good faith and prevent them from taking advantage of your lack of legal know-how. That’s our job, and it’s a job we’re proud to say we do very well! Schedule a consultation with a savvy Texas personal injury attorney to find out how we can help you hold insurance companies accountable when it comes to honoring their contracts and making their payments to you in full and on time.
Spouses, parents, and children of people who died because of the negligence of others can sue the responsible parties for wrongful death.
It is one thing for a doctor to write down your height and weight incorrectly on a chart, and quite another if they prescribe the incorrect prescription or operate on the wrong body part. Medical malpractice results in injury or death of the patient, while a simple mistake might cause a minor inconvenience.
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