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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself in a Texas Car Accident Case

At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston car accident and injury attorneys know that if you are hurt in a Texas crash and the other driver is clearly liable, you may believe the insurance company will acknowledge that and pay for your damages.

Unfortunately, on top of your severe injuries, a pile of medical bills, and lack of income from being away from work, the insurance company — almost always — will dispute your claim if they don’t deny it right away.

This financial strain may be holding you back from hiring a personal injury attorney. Often, injury victims think the costs associated with partnering with a lawyer mean they’ll get less from their settlements. The reality is that the opposite is true.

According to the Insurance Research Council, accident victims with legal representation receive settlements nearly 3.5 times higher than those without. That is the first reason you shouldn’t represent yourself in a Texas car accident claim.

Here are four more.

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Our Skilled Texas Car Accident Attorneys Have Time to Handle Every Detail of Your Claim

Building a solid car accident and injury claim takes time. Our personal injury attorneys will investigate the crash, determine liability, review your medical records, and outline how the collision has impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life.

This is difficult to achieve on your own while recovering from your physical injuries and emotionally healing from the stress, anger, and confusion of being hurt in a crash that could have been prevented.

We will objectively handle each detail of your case while passionately fighting for your rights so that together, we can achieve the best outcome.

Our Experienced Houston Personal Injury Lawyers Understand How the Law Impacts Your Claim

At Hollingsworth Law Firm, our car accident lawyers in Houston, Texas know the law.

We have extensive legal experience handling personal injury matters throughout Texas since 2003. Our mission is to help people who have been injured by the wrongdoings of others – including the driver who caused your crash.

We navigate complex legal issues precisely, ensuring all documentation, supporting evidence, and financial demands follow Texas personal injury laws and procedural rules.

A single misstep can negatively impact your claim without an attorney, potentially leading to a denial.

Our Dedicated Texas Car Accident Attorneys Know How Much Your Claim is Worth

Our Houston personal injury attorneys rely on our experience, knowledge of the law, and an understanding of the specific details of your case to estimate its worth.

Here are some key factors we consider when assessing the value of a case:

  • Extent of Injuries

The severity and long-term impact of your injuries play a significant role in determining the value of your case. Medical records, expert opinions, and the need for ongoing medical treatment are considered.

  • Medical Expenses

We will assess the total cost of medical treatment, including hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, prescription medications, and any other medical expenses related to your injuries.

  • Lost Wages

If your injuries resulted in missed work or a diminished ability to earn income in the future, your attorney will calculate the value of these economic losses.

  • Pain and Suffering

Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life, are subjective but significant components of a personal injury claim. Our attorneys often use multipliers to estimate these damages based on economic losses.

  • Permanent Disability or Disfigurement

If your injuries result in a permanent disability or disfigurement, the value of your case may increase to account for the long-term impact on your life.

Our Trusted Houston Auto Accident Lawyers Know How to Negotiate with Insurance Companies

Typically, negotiations start with our attorneys sending a demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company. This letter outlines the details of the case, the damages suffered, and a specific monetary demand for compensation.

We leverage the strengths of our legal arguments during negotiations, which include highlighting the strength of the evidence, emphasizing the other party’s liability, and explaining the legal basis for the damages claimed.

If negotiations fail to produce a fair settlement, we will inform the insurance company that we are trial-ready and will move your claim inside a courtroom to ensure the best outcome. The prospect of litigation can sometimes motivate the other party to reconsider and reach a more favorable settlement.

Have You Been Injured in Texas Car Accident? We Can Help.

Contact our dedicated Houston personal injury lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling (713)-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.

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About Hollingsworth Law Firm

Our aggressive personal injury trial attorneys at the Hollingsworth Law Firm are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. If you are the victim of an automobile accidentairplane accidentworkplace injury or other catastrophic injury, you need legal advice from a personal injury attorney with proven results you can trust. Our dedicated legal team is proud to represent clients across the state of Texas. WE WILL START FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS TODAY!

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