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A legal matter involving personal injury or car accident is extremely complicated and involves the understanding of complex personal injury and insurance laws and regulations. We have put together a list of some of the common questions associated with personal injury and car accidents. If you have any additional questions regarding car accidents or personal injury, call us toll-free to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our experienced car accident lawyers. More about our Seguin Car Accident Attorney here
What is a personal injury case?
A personal injury case is when an accident or injury arises due to the fault of another person, usually due to their negligence or intent to cause harm.
Do I have to go to court?
Not necessarily. Personal injury claims may sometimes be settled outside of the courtroom if an agreed-upon settlement amount is paid to the victim.
How much can I expect in a settlement?
It depends. Without a personal injury lawyer, there is a strong possibility of the settlement being low. A settlement should be negotiated with strong legal representation that knows and can avoid the tricks used by insurance companies to lower the value of claims. The attorneys at our Law Firm have extensive experience and a proven track record of success in fighting top dollar settlements. Each case must be completely and thoroughly analyzed and prepared before the settlement amount can be determined. We offer a free consultation to answer questions about the value of your case.
How long will it take to get the settlement?
The amount of time may vary depending on the unique circumstances and facts in each individual case. Our primary goal in every case is to aggressively negotiate for clients in order to secure the maximum settlement possible in the least amount of time. This includes putting intense pressure on the insurance company to settle claims only when the truly maximum value is offered. Using our experiences and resources, it is our job to settle cases in a fashion that moves them to a settlement value that truly compensates the injury victim for any damages they have suffered. Severe injury cases may take longer due to the complexity of the injuries themselves because it is essential that the injured receive compensation for all of the extensive medical costs and pain and suffering endured from the injury. Dramatic changes that occur in a victim’s life and any new challenges they face as a result of the negligence must be fully addressed in any compensation claim.
I was offered a settlement by the insurance company, should I take it?
It is never advised to take a settlement without legal representation. If further medical treatment is needed or if you are unable to return to work due to injuries, you will not have the option for further compensation without legal representation. The insurance company offer is likely very low, as that is standard practice for insurance for those without counsel representing them. Insurance companies take advantage of the fact that you cant know the value of your case, and having competent, experienced legal representation ensures that you will be compensated to the maximum extent possible.