Dealing with the aftermath of a car crash can be a daunting prospect for most people. Even if you haven’t suffered serious, life-changing injuries, you probably still have to deal with getting your car repaired or replaced, as well as getting the at-fault driver’s insurance company to reimburse you for all your accident-related medical bills, lost income, and other expenses.
As a McKinney personal injury lawyer, I know that not every car wreck victim is going to need the assistance of a board certified attorney. In fact, if your medical bills related to bodily injuries sustained in the collision total less than $5,000, you can probably do just as well to handle your claim without legal representation.
However, it is critical that you make sure that you are fully aware of your legal rights and options before you make the decision to negotiate with the insurance adjustor on your own. At a minimum, you need to be informed about what compensation you are actually entitled to under Texas law.
Many times, the liable insurance company will make you an offer of compensation. I have never encountered a single situation where the first offer was a fair or reasonable amount of compensation. Even if your health insurance provider has covered some of the costly medical bills, for example, you need to be aware of the subrogation clause which could significantly reduce the amount of money you actually get. This is why it is so important that you speak to an experienced McKinney car accident lawyer. Preferably sooner, rather than later.
It costs nothing to call our law firm and request a completely free, no obligation consultation with one of our board certified personal injury and wrongful death attorneys. We will happily discuss the unique details of your situation with you and help you understand exactly what your legal rights are. If we believe that you don’t need an attorney, we will tell you so. Ultimately, it is your decision whether or not you hire a lawyer, whether that’s us or another law firm.
After more than 20 years of serving car wreck victims in McKinney and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, we just hate seeing accident victims being taken advantage of by the insurance company – simply because they weren’t fully aware of their legal rights.
Call us today, toll free at 800354-6275 or locally at 214-327-8000.
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