Serious personal injury can be a traumatic and stressful time. Not only are you dealing with the physical repercussions of you or a loved one’s injury, but you are also dealing with the emotional fallout of having endured potentially life changing harm. It may be difficult to also think about hiring a personal injury attorney to help you receive compensation for those injuries. However, calling a Texas personal injury attorney immediately after an accident, workplace injury, or medical malpractice incident in the state can actually make the process of dealing with insurance and receiving fair compensation easier. Here are 5 ways in which hiring a personal injury attorney promptly can help.
Your Texas personal injury attorney will advocate for you with the insurance company.
If you are in a car accident or other accident that will require the services of someone else’s insurance company, you may find the process to be confusing or stressful. Should you speak with the insurance company when they call? Is the compensation they are offering you fair? How do you proceed if they refuse to pay the claim, or even try to shift blame for the accident to you?
When you hire a personal injury attorney, you are hiring someone who will advocate for you with the insurance company, and with all other parties involved. Not only will your lawyer understand the process needed to deal with the insurance company, but they will be able to speak to the company on your behalf, explain the compensation you deserve in ways the insurance company will understand, and make sure that you are not blamed for accident and injury you did not cause.
The sooner you reach out to an experienced Texas personal injury attorney about your situation, the sooner you can let go of the burden of dealing with the insurance company (and other large entities, such as oil companies and businesses) alone and improve your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.
Your personal injury attorney will be aware of all deadlines.
When it comes to pursuing compensation for personal injury, there are usually certain deadlines that must be met. For example, there is typically a statute of limitations, or time period after the injury occurs, within which you must make your claim.
The exact nature of these deadlines depends upon the type of personal injury claim you are pursuing (i.e. Workplace incident, oil field accident, car accident, wrongful death, medical malpractice, etc.). However, meeting these deadlines is always important in making sure that your case can continue to move forward.
If you choose to represent yourself as you pursue your personal injury claim, you may find it difficult to stay on top of these deadlines, especially if you are dealing with serious, life-changing injuries that require time and effort to manage all on their own.
A Texas personal injury attorney, when contacted promptly, can help you to be aware of and meet the required deadlines for your type of injury. The sooner you contact the attorney, the less likely you are to miss deadlines or fail to file paperwork, and the more likely you are to be able to pursue your claim.
Your personal injury attorney will locate and preserve evidence that might deteriorate over time.
Oftentimes, as in the case of car accidents, there is evidence that must be collected and presented to prove that you were not at fault and that you deserve compensation for the injuries you sustained. And sometimes, as with witness memories or skid marks, this evidence may fade over time if it is not properly preserved.
As a result, hiring a personal injury attorney promptly can benefit you because your attorney will know what evidence is needed, and how to preserve it for your case. The sooner you reach out to an experienced lawyer, the greater chance there is that they will be able to find the evidence you need to support your personal injury claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
Your personal injury attorney will advocate for as much compensation as you deserve.
When accidents happen and serious injury occurs, emotions can run high on both sides. The insurance company or business may not want to pay you what you deserve. You may find it difficult to know if what is being offered or what you are asking for is fair. This uncertainty might lead you to agree to a sum that is less than what your injuries deserve.
When you hire a personal injury attorney, they will be able to provide you with the expertise you need to determine how much compensation your situation deserves. And then, they can aggressively pursue that amount. Calling the attorney promptly will make it easier and faster to determine the correct sum for your situation and begin the process of recovering it for you.
Your personal injury attorney will free you up to heal from your injuries.
Recovering from serious personal injury can be a long and difficult process. You need time to devote to the treatments and therapies required. This can make it difficult to find the time to pursue a personal injury claim.
A personal injury attorney, however, will have the time needed to devote to your case. While you focus on healing, they will focus on aggressively pursuing the compensation you deserve for your injuries. With their guidance, assistance, and advocacy, you will find it easier to pursue your claim successfully. Here at the Law Offices of David M. White, we have significant expertise in a wide range of personal injury claims, from oil field accidents to car accidents. We will fight for your best interests and do our best to get you fair compensation for what you have suffered. If you want to know more about how we can help you pursue a personal injury claim of any kind, reach out to us for a case evaluation today.