At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston personal injury lawyers understand that partnering with an attorney after an accident can make Texas residents feel like they are aggressively pursuing compensation for their injuries and the resulting damages — which may seem out of character.
Ideally, instead of filing a legal claim, the injured party would contact the negligent party’s insurance company, outline their compensation needs, and the insurance representative would drop a check in the mail.
Unfortunately, our Harris County personal injury attorneys know that is not how it works.
Insurance representatives are highly skilled and purposefully trained to minimize their employer’s risk, which means paying injury victims as little as possible — or nothing at all.
Here, we discuss how insurance companies diminish injury victims’ claims.
The Insurance Company Will Place the Burden of Proof on the Injured Party
Suppose you were in a traffic collision caused by a clearly negligent driver who was impaired or sped through a red light. You have sought medical care, taken time away from work as advised by your physician, and are starting to feel the pressure of mounting medical bills and lost wages.
Your next step is calculating your damages and contacting the liable driver’s insurance company for payment. The recovery process should go smoothly since their policyholder was clearly at fault, right?
Unfortunately, the insurance company will require you to build your case just as a personal injury attorney would. Otherwise, they will significantly undervalue or even deny your claim. This is unfair, but it is how the insurance system works.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will collect all the necessary evidence, outline your expenses, and present all the crucial details required to pursue a fair settlement.
That may include compiling the following documentation to support your claim:
- Accident and police reports.
- Photos or videos of the accident scene.
- Accident diagram.
- Medical records.
- Financial statements and documentation for lost wages and proof of other expenses.
- Other relevant evidence and documentation to help strengthen your case.
We will also establish a timeline of your recovery, including important details regarding how the accident and injuries have impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life.
Will I See Better and Faster Results By Partnering with a Texas Personal Injury Attorney?
All personal injury cases are unique, meaning the time it takes to pursue results differs for each case. However, the general answer is yes.
- Personal injury plaintiffs who hired a personal injury lawyer were more likely to have received payment than those who did not have an attorney.
- The presence of an injury lawyer was one of the strongest predictors of recovery amounts, with higher damages awarded in cases where the plaintiff had legal representation.
- Injury plaintiffs who had hired a personal injury lawyer following a crash had a better chance of receiving any payment and a higher average payment than those who represented themselves.
The increase in damage awards is often sufficient to offset attorneys’ fees, which are only collected when we win your case.
You Do Not Have to Go It Alone.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Houston, Texas for Help
If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life because of the negligent action or inaction of another in Texas, 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.