Maximizing The Value Of Your Financial Recovery From A Car Accident
Car accidents can turn your life upside down in more ways than one – including financially. The monetary toll of an accident can be tremendous. By the time you tally up your medical bills, rehab expenses, car repair or replacement, lost paychecks from missed work and other accident-related expenses, you may be looking at thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Unfortunately, far too many accident victims get pressured into accepting settlements for far less than their claim is worth. In your haste to move on from this difficult time in life, don’t give up your right to a full and fair recovery.
What Steps You Can Take To Lay The Groundwork For A Stronger Recovery
Building a strong car accident claim begins from day one. That means taking steps at the accident scene, if you’re able, and in the days following. Those steps include:
- Calling law enforcement and securing copies of the police reports
- Exchanging contact information with all the parties involved
- Locating witnesses and obtaining their contact information
- Seeking medical care as soon as possible
- Documenting the scene and your physical condition with photos
Keeping good records is essential at all stages of your claim.
Watch Out For Pressure From The Insurance Company
In the weeks and months following the accident, you may be tempted to navigate the insurance process on your own. However, that’s not a wise idea. Insurance companies are highly motivated to delay, minimize and deny payouts. What’s more, they often push people to settle claims early, before the full financial fallout from your injuries becomes clear. You might still be racking up expenses for ongoing treatments such as physical therapy or chiropractic care. Your best chance to obtain the compensation you deserve is to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
I can help you take the right steps to pursue a solid recovery. Even if you don’t plan to pursue a personal injury claim, I can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure you don’t get shortchanged.
Read about some of the many successful verdicts and settlements I’ve obtained for clients.
Get A Hardworking Attorney On Your Side
As a car accident attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I know the games insurance companies play, and I can protect you from them. My law practice in Houston, Texas, is devoted entirely to helping injury victims and their loved ones seek justice. If you’re looking for a tough, hardworking attorney who will leave no stone unturned in fighting for your rights, you have come to the right place.