Call 9-1-1 and give them the information requested. If there is an emergency situation, let them know you need medical attention immediately. Make sure a police officer investigates the accident at the scene and does an official report. Having a police report is often important for your case. Also, get information on everyone involved in the accident as well as any witnesses to the accident.
If you were hurt in a car accident you should see a doctor, even if you don’t feel like you were hurt. It can take a few days for symptoms to appear.
Then hire a lawyer before you talk to the insurance company.
If you were involved in a minor accident where it is clear who caused the accident and there are no injuries, you might be able to settle your case yourself. But if there are any injuries, however minor they may seem, it is best to hire a lawyer. A lawyer can help by presenting your case in the most favorable way. An attorney can maximize your recovery by negotiating repayment of your medical bills.
You should not speak to anyone other than your lawyer about your car accident case. Insurance adjusters may seem friendly and sympathetic, but they are trying to get information from you that they will use to reduce the amount of money they have to pay you or to deny your claim. Tell the insurance company to call your lawyer.
Your lawyer will be able to give you specific advice about your unique case. We will help you at every step by giving you advice based on your unique circumstances. We will work with the insurance company and your medical providers to maximize your financial recovery.
Every case is different and there is no precise way to determine the value of your claim. People who suffer personal injuries may be entitled to compensation for:
Rosen Law Group handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee. We don’t get paid unless we recover money for you. When we resolve your case, we are paid a percentage of the total recovery. The percentage we are paid varies but is usually 33%. It may be higher if we need to file a lawsuit.
For most personal injury cases In Texas, you have two years after an injury to file a lawsuit. If you don’t file a lawsuit you won’t be able to recover any money. There are exceptions, and it’s better to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Most personal injury cases are settled and do not go to trial. Sometimes settlement happens quickly, such as when it is clear who is at fault and injuries are relatively minor. When the injuries are severe or liability is not clear, a case can take longer to settle. Insurance companies want to avoid paying large amounts of money and will fight harder to avoid paying the claim.