If you sustained serious injuries as the result of another party’s negligence, chances are good that one of the first people you will hear from is a representative from that party’s insurance company. The representatives handling personal injury claims are called adjusters, and part of their job is to be extremely friendly and make it seem as though they are on your side with genuine concern for your well-being.
In reality, insurance companies are in the business of paying out as little as possible to resolve these types of claims and they know that one of the best ways to accomplish this is to have accident victims sign away their rights as soon as possible. If you believe that you have a personal injury claim, it is in your best interest to immediately contact an experienced Houston personal injury attorney.
An Attorney Will Negotiate a Larger Settlement
Many accident victims have not previously handled personal injury claims before. As a result, they have little to no knowledge of what their cases are worth. This can often lead to victims jumping to accept the very first settlement amount an insurance company offers, an amount that is often far less than what these people are truly entitled to.
A personal injury lawyer will know the true value of your case, and it is well-established that people with legal representation receive much larger amounts of compensation than those who choose to represent themselves in discussions regarding settlements. An attorney can investigate your case, collect and use all relevant evidence, and make sure that you receive an amount that not only covers all of your immediate needs, but your long-term ones as well.
Get Compensation That Accounts For All Your Future Needs
One of the biggest reasons to consult an attorney before signing any agreement with an insurance company is that circumstances often change after an accident. In other words, the amount that an insurance company offers right now for what seems like a minor injury can seem more than fair, but what happens if your injury later involves additional complications requiring additional surgery or a prolonged absence from work? After you have signed a settlement, you cannot ask the insurance company for additional funds to cover these expenses.
Additionally, your own insurance company may seek refunds from you if it covered your medical bills and you agree to a settlement with another insurance company. This depends largely on the specifics of your particular health care agreement, but it again exemplifies the unforeseen issues that can arise and cause additional problems later on for people with no experience handling these claims. A lawyer will help make sure that any compensation you agree to is either protected from hospital liens or includes enough to cover them.
You Pay Nothing Unless We Win Your Case
One of the best reasons to seek the help of a personal injury attorney is that you often have nothing to lose. This is especially true at Ben Bronston & Associates, as our firm offer a No Fee Guarantee, which means that you do not pay us one cent unless we successfully obtain a settlement or favorable verdict in your case.
Our Houston lawyers can review your case, give you a better idea of what your case may be worth, and help you understand all of your legal options. Call (713) 225-5236 today or send us an online message to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.