This is the first article in a series which is meant to assist with the selection of a Laredo car accident lawyer. I have decided to write on this issue as the appropriate selection of an attorney can have a great impact on one’s case. Unfortunately, and understandably, many do not know what to look for when hiring counsel. Likewise, many are unsure of what steps to take after they have been in a wreck. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an accident lawyer. If you have been in a wreck then contact my office today. In addition to Laredo, we serve other south Texas areas.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will address include:
- Steps to take following a Laredo car accident
- How wearing, or not wearing, a seatbelt impacts Texas car accidents
- The common question of “how long does it take to settle a car accident case?”
- Why car accident victims should retain a lawyer before speaking with insurance adjusters
- The common question of “who pays the medical bills in a car accident?”
- The process one faces after a car accident
There are several reasons why I have chosen to address these issues. First, many do not realize that the steps they take immediately after an accident will impact their case. Failing to immediately seek medical care, for example, can result in the defendant(s) claiming that one’s injuries stemmed from other events. This can lead to a reduction in damages awarded. Second, seat belt laws vary from state to state and how the issue impacts one’s case is an important matter to understand. Third, while many wish to reach a “fast settlement,” it is often in a plaintiff’s best interests to ensure that they recover all the compensation they are owed. Fourth, while insurance adjusters will quickly contact an injury victim, it must be remembered that they are not on the side of the injured individual. Fifth, it is often possible to receive medical care on the basis of a lien against any eventual settlement or verdict. Sixth, understanding what to expect from the process can help to make it go smoothly.
One point I will be stressing throughout these articles is that one should contact counsel immediately if they have been in an auto wreck. The steps one takes from the beginning of a case can have a substantial impact on the outcome. By retaining counsel, you improve the chances of your rights being protected. I am a Laredo car accident lawyer who also serves other areas of south Texas. I pride myself on providing quality service and we look forward to speaking with you. Call today to speak with an attorney.