Some people believe navigating the insurance claims process after a car accident will be simple, quick, and easy. Occasionally, this is true. After a minor property damage crash, it may be possible to file your claim, prove fault, and get your money quickly. Things may be especially easy if you have collision coverage and your insurance company deals with the at-fault driver’s insurer.
When there are injuries and more severe damage, though, this is rarely the case. Insurance claims often do not go as smoothly as accident victims hope. When you connect with a personal injury law firm as soon as possible after a crash, you can learn more about your options and what an attorney can do for you during a free consultation. In the meantime, here are seven reasons to consider hiring a lawyer after a car accident in Texas:
Benefits of Having an Attorney Handle Your Texas Car Accident Case
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Car accident lawyers investigate crashes, develop cases, and navigate the claims process every day, whereas you might be unfamiliar with the process. At the same time, most firms work with no upfront costs and no attorney’s fees unless they secure a payout for you. In addition, they provide these benefits:
They’ll Handle Your Case When You Can’t
Collisions often lead to significant injuries. Many victims have to undergo weeks or even months of treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, and limited activities. Some never fully regain the abilities they had before the crash. During this time, they really need to be able to focus their full attention on healing.
However, there are tight deadlines that apply in these cases. Building the strongest claim also requires quick action to identify and preserve key evidence. Your attorney will take care of your legal case while you worry about your physical recovery.
They’ll Protect Your Rights
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From the day you sign your contract with a personal injury law firm, they should go to work protecting your right to seek fair and just compensation and hold the at-fault driver liable. This includes offering advice about what to say and to whom. They should manage all communications with the insurers and others.
They Have the Knowledge and Resources You Need
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Your lawyer knows how to build a strong case and take legal action on your behalf. This includes investigating what happened, conducting accident reconstruction and scene surveys, interviewing experts, and more. They will use firm resources to pay for these tasks, keeping you from having to pay anything out of your own pocket before the case is over.
They Know How to Accurately Value Your Case
Knowing what a fair settlement will look like is one of the keys to getting the compensation you need after a Texas car accident. While it may not seem difficult to add your medical bills and missed paychecks, there is more to it than that.
Your attorney will know how to determine your estimated costs for future and ongoing medical needs related to your injuries, as well as your non-economic damages, such as the pain and suffering you experienced.
They Will Navigate the Process for You
Many car accident victims are not sure what to do first after a crash. When you have a lawyer handling your case, they will take care of that. They will keep you updated on your case but will move through the claims process or legal proceedings on your behalf. You can be as involved or uninvolved as you like.
They Will Manage Settlement Negotiations
Personal injury attorneys know proven negotiation techniques and how to approach the insurance representatives. They will use the facts of your case to negotiate a fair and just settlement using the possibility of a lawsuit as leverage, as needed.
In some cases, filing a lawsuit may be necessary to convince the insurer you are serious about getting the compensation you deserve. Your attorney will handle all of this and advise you of your options along the way.
They Represent Their Clients’ Best Interests
Your attorney will represent your best interests and fight on your behalf to recover compensation and get justice for you. Not only is this their job and what they are trained to do, but most are also paid on contingency, according to the American Bar Association (ABA).
This means they receive a percentage of your total payout as their attorney’s fees. The more they recover for you, the more they get paid. This helps to ensure they are fighting for the best possible outcome in your case.
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At Clay Jenkins & Associates, we understand you likely have a million questions about your rights and options, and what to do next. We are here for you and will answer questions about your Texas crash during a free consultation with our team.
We help injured parties or those who lost a loved one to their car accident injuries. Connect with our team today to get started.
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