Don’t Sign a Release to the Insurance Company

If you've been seriously hurt in a Dallas-Fort Worth car wreck and have suffered serious personal injuries, you need to be on you guard from day one. If the crash was the fault of another negligent driver, then their insurance company is going to do whatever they can to avoid paying for their client's mistake. Unlike attorneys, there are no restrictions to prohibit insurance adjustors from visiting accident injury victims in the hospital. Believe me, it happens.

Of course, chances are the insurance adjustor assigned to your case will seem like person who is genuinely concerned about your health. Don't buy into their charade. When push comes to shove, their goal is simply to pay you as little compensation as possible. That's actually the primary reason an adjustor might choose to journey to your hospital room - to try and restrict your options before you've even had a chance to consult with a board certified personal injury lawyer. They will try to get you to sign a release with the promise of some quick cash for your "inconvenience" which will allow you to put the whole mess behind you.
If you sign the release, the only thing you'll put behind you is your legal right to pursue fair compensation for your doctor bills, loss of income, pain and suffering. Once you sign that piece of paper, there is nothing any lawyer can do for you. It's over.

So why do people fall for it? Often, it might be as simple as just wanting to get the adjustor to leave them alone. If you're stuck in a hospital bed in pain and discomfort, the last thing you want is some stranger hassling you to sign a piece of paper. More often than not though, it's the promise that when the check comes it really will all be over. Don't be fooled. Unfortunately the human body does not heal quite so quickly. You need to give yourself time to recuperate before you really know for sure the true extent of your injuries. Many crash victims require multiple surgeries and years of medical treatment. That will all cost money. It's possible that even your doctor isn't able to asses any future conditions resulting from the traffic collision and this point. So before you sign away your right to be compensated, it's important that you speak to a lawyer who can reassure you of your legal rights.

To learn more about the rights of personal injury victims in Texas, and some of the things that you need to watch out for when dealing with the responsible party's insurance company, you may request a complimentary copy of my book 15 Mistakes That Will Wreck Your Texas Accident Case. If you would like to schedule a free, no obligation consultation, you can call me toll free at 800-354-MARK (6275) or call locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or Dallas at 214-327-800.

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately Following Your Accident
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Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas