Avoid Ruining Your Auto Injury Claim
If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, you may be in agony. If you’re seeking compensation, you may be worried about how you might not be successful. Here is how to avoid ruining your auto injury claim.
Avoid Ruining Your Auto Injury Claim | What Are the Auto Accident Claim Time Limits?
In Texas our auto accident claim time limits are different than other states. We have what’s called a two-year statute of limitations. That means you have two years from the date of the crash to bring a lawsuit in court against the defendant for the injuries they caused. It’s important that we start this process as soon as possible. It is important to make sure we preserve the evidence that the defendants have, which may disappear over time. That could hurt your case if it’s not there. Even though you may have a two-year statute of limitation, it’s important to bring the claim as soon as possible, or to at least begin gathering the evidence on your claim as soon as possible, to protect your rights and your interests.
Avoid Ruining Your Auto Injury Claim | Should I Be Talking to the Insurance Company?
The information you provide insurance companies is not going to be designed to protect your interest. Especially in the future if they deny the claim or they value your claim low so that you then have to go file a lawsuit. They’re going to try and use all the information you provided them against you. It’s important that you understand that, and that you get somebody who’s going to represent you against the insurance company and make sure that the information they get is in your best interest. The insurance companies and the defendants are not there to help or protect you. That’s why you need an attorney to help provide them that information.
Avoid Ruining Your Auto Injury Claim | Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer?
Typically, the amount of money that an insurance company initially offers a person who’s been injured is not worth taking. They don’t care about the value of your client. They just want to try to settle it quickly, fast and as cheap as possible, with no appreciation of the injuries you received or the damages you sustained in the past and in the future. It’s important that you get a lawyer to represent you because the insurance companies need to know that your injuries have value, and that you’re willing to prosecute that to make sure they appreciate it and compensate you fairly and justly. Therefore, the usual answer I give to client who ask if they should be accepting the first settlement offer, is no.
Please call our Houston injury lawyer today for a free consultation to discuss ways to avoid ruining your auto injury claim. We are here to help you get full and fair compensation.