Why You Should Call an Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident

Jun 4, 2020 | Car Accidents

​Are you trying to decide whether or not you should reach out to a lawyer after your car crash in Houston? If so, you will be pleased to know that the answer is quite simple – it is almost always smart to seek legal assistance after a traffic accident. Here’s why:

​Your Attorney Can Communicate with Your Insurance Company 
In the immediate aftermath of your car crash, your insurance company will be quite keen to talk to you. They won’t be calling because they are genuinely concerned about your health or wellbeing. They will be reaching out to try to learn more about your accident.

Since they may attempt to use your answers to their questions as a reason to deny your claim or delay your payout, you would be wise to avoid speaking to them at all. Instead, you can have your lawyer communicate on your behalf.Your Attorney Can Gather Necessary Evidence 
Insurance companies are commercial enterprises. As such, when you get into an accident, they will work tirelessly to try to avoid having to pay you the compensation you deserve. As part of their efforts to deny payment, they may state that you have not presented them with enough evidence to process your claim.

Fortunately, law firms that regularly handle car crash cases are quite familiar with this tactic. So, when you reach out to an attorney, they will know exactly where to look and who to speak with to locate the evidence your insurer is requesting.

Your Attorney Can Negotiate a Settlement on Your Behalf 
Once your insurance company processes your accident claim, they will reach out to offer you a settlement. Unfortunately, the monetary value of their offer may not be enough to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. The only way to resolve such a nightmare scenario is to try to negotiate a more reasonable payout.

Most Texas personal injury lawyers deal with penny-pinching insurance companies every day. When you hire an attorney to help you with your case, you can count on them to use their industry experience to try to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.

Your Attorney Can Represent You in Court 
No matter how clear it is that you are entitled to compensation, there is always a chance that your insurer will continue pushing unfair settlement offers or refuse to cut you a check entirely. Fortunately, you do not have to sit back and accept their unethical behavior. Instead, you can take them to court. 

The best way to improve your chances of walking away from your trial with a compensation check in-hand is to ensure that your case is argued clearly and concisely. Your chosen personal injury lawyer should be able to help you accomplish that goal.

Over the years, the attorneys here at the Williams Hart & Boundas have helped countless Houston residents navigate the tricky aftermath of their car accidents. If you would like to have us do the same for you, please pick up the phone and give us a call at your earliest convenience.

Disclaimer: This material is provided for informational purposes only. The provision of this material does not create an attorney-client relationship between the firm and the reader and does not constitute legal advice. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and the contents of this newsletter are not a substitute for legal counsel. Do not take action in reliance on the contents of this material without seeking the advice of counsel.

The information contained in this blog may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Accordingly, information in this blog is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete, and should not be relied upon as such. Readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.

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