Legal representation is not always necessary after a car accident. However, if injuries were severe or liability is disputed, there are many benefits to hiring a Houston car accident attorney.
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An attorney that specializes in or has extensive experience with car accident cases will know how to work with insurance companies and what it takes to be successful. In addition, they will have negotiation and litigating skills, and the ability to handle complex claims, which can be critical to your success and recovering fair compensation.
Having someone on your side you can trust and who can help you navigate the claims process can be critical. Their in-depth knowledge of accident and insurance laws can help you determine the best course of action in your case. As a result, it may save you from hours of extensive research on options, rules, and legal formalities.
Time to Dedicate to Your Case
While you focus on your health and recovery, your attorney will be able to dedicate the time and attention your claim requires. That way, you will not feel pressured to resolve it quickly for less than you deserve.
Protection From Insurance Companies
You may be under the assumption that insurance companies will be fair and offer you a settlement that fully covers your losses when another driver is at fault. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Insurance adjusters are trained to settle accident claims for as little money as possible. When an attorney represents you, the adjuster will take your claim seriously, knowing they may not be able to beat you if you take the claim to court. If there is a threat of a lawsuit, there is a significantly less chance that your claim will be wrongfully denied, delayed, or undervalued.
Recover Full Compensation
Industry studies show that victims who hire a lawyer typically receive three and a half times more in settlements or verdicts, even after paying legal fees. This is partially because your attorney will be able to accurately assess the value of your claim based on the extent of your injuries, financial losses, and other factors. As a result, they will ensure you do not settle for less.
Additionally, your attorney will collect the critical evidence needed to support your claim and its worth. Therefore, the insurance company will not be able to place the blame on you to reduce your compensation. Under Texas law, your compensation is reduced based on your percentage of fault in a car accident. If you are found 51% or more responsible, you cannot recover compensation.
No Upfront Fees
When accepting your case, car accident attorneys typically use a contingency fee arrangement. That means you do not have to pay any money upfront, as they will cover the costs of pursuing your claim. You will only be responsible for paying for their representation and legal services if you win. If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a car accident in Texas, contact our Houston injury attorneys today. Call (888) 335-7477 or reach us online to arrange a free consultation.