Accidents & Injury – What Happens After An Accident
1. What should I be doing before I see an attorney? I am not sure yet how serious my accident was.
Please do the following:
Document all events in a journal, including doctor’s visits, and any contact by anyone regarding the accident. Photograph your injuries from day one.
Do not speak to anyone regarding the accident, such as an insurance agent or adjuster without contacting your attorney.
See an attorney as soon as possible to discuss this. You can always elect to drop the matter, but it is important to see that your rights are preserved.
2. My insurance company is offering me a nice settlement. Should I take it?
No. Tell the insurance company that you will get back to them. Contact an attorney at our office immediately. An insurance company may offer a minimal amount of money in return for your signature stating that you will not sue them. Never take an insurance check without first consulting an attorney to discuss your case.
3. How will I pay for my medical bills?
If you have been injured, you will likely have medical bills from physicians, hospitals, physical therapists, and other health care providers. Those bills will be in your name and will usually be sent to your address. You are primarily responsible for paying your bills, regardless of the cause of your injuries. The at-fault person’s liability insurance carrier is responsible for paying you reasonable compensation for damages incurred, which includes medical bills, but the insurance carrier is not responsible for paying your doctors, hospitals, and other providers. Sometimes the amount the insurance company is willing to pay is far less than the actual amount you owe. You need an attorney who fill fight for your rights with the insurance companies to ensure that you are fully compensated. Contact our firm today to discuss your course of action.
4. What are the most common work injuries claims?
Some of the most common work injuries involve:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Spinal cord injuries
5. Are there any laws governing work injuries?
Workers’ Compensation law provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job or who suffer an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The problem with Workers’ Compensation benefits is that the compensation is often not sufficient to address the extent of the injuries. In this situation, an attorney can advise you on how to obtain the compensation you need to cover your medical costs. Contact our firm to discuss your case.
6. What is the statute of limitation to bring an accident claim?
These deadlines vary depending on the kind of harm you suffered and/or the kind of case you want to file. In Texas, most car accident lawsuits need to be filed within two years of the date of the crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and you need legal assistance – contact our lawyers today! Let us put our experience to work for you.