Regardless of whether you were injured in a car crash, motorcycle wreck, 18-wheeler collision or any other kind of accident, the single best thing that you can do is hire a board certified personal injury lawyer to help in your claim for compensation. I have been helping personal injury victims throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and across Texas since 1991. In addition to maximizing the amount of compensation that you are likely to receive, hiring a trial attorney also does a lot to reduce the amount of stress that you will personally have to deal with in the aftermath of your accident.
Over the years, I have had countless variations of the same conversation with clients who are considering accepting whatever lowball offer the insurance adjuster cares to make. While this is nearly always a critical mistake, I do understand why they are tempted. Most accident victims simply want to put the event behind them. They think by taking the money and running, they can close the door on a most unfortunate chapter in their lives and forget about it. Experience unfortunately tells me that is rarely possible.
Accepting the insurance company's initial lowball settlement offer is a big mistake. Think about it: Texas law gives you the right to expect damages to cover all past and future medical expenses related to your injuries, as well as compensation for your pain, suffering and any lost wages you have incurred related to your injuries. It is extremely rare that the initial settlement offer will come anywhere near that amount, meaning you will be significantly out of pocket.
Don't throw in the towel. Insurance companies are some of the largest corporations in the world. They have enough money as it is. They can afford to pay you the compensation you deserve. They just don't want to.
Don't Ever Give Up!
If it's the stress of pursuing a claim you're worried about, then hiring a lawyer is definitely the right move as we will shoulder the burden for you. I can't tell you how many clients have hired me over the years simply to take the stress of them. We will handle everything and keep you informed on your claim's progress every step of the way. You don't need to worry about anything. You can just focus on resting, recuperating and getting your life back to the normality you enjoyed before your tragic accident.
It's also worth pointing out that just because you hire an attorney, it doesn't necessarily mean you are going to have to attend depositions, arbitration meetings or even go to court. I am typically able to handle many of my cases without the need of even filing a lawsuit. In most cases it's obvious to all concerned that the negligent party at fault was responsible for causing the accident. Without a lawyer, however, their insurance provider is likely to try to deny or delay your claim without good reason. They do this because they know that most people don't fully understand their legal rights and that the majority of accident victims simply don't have the stamina to slug it out against such a formidable enemy.
Hire a lawyer.This is what we do day in day out. Don't throw in the towel. Don't give up without a fight. Get the full and fair compensation that you deserve. For a free, no obligation consultation on your personal situation, please give me a call toll free at 800-354-MARK (6275), or call locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or in Dallas at 214-327-8000 to schedule an appointment.
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