Did you get severely injured and have questions? Read these 4 common questions about negligent security, then contact our Texas attorneys now.
1) What are some common mistakes people make that can ruin their negligent security claim?
The biggest mistake we see is people not going to the doctor right away. We want to make sure that we record those injuries immediately. We want to get a doctor to check them out and figure out what kind of treatment plan you might need to get to maximum medical improvement. That’s one of the biggest mistakes.
One of the second biggest mistakes we see is clients who don’t follow through once the doctor’s come up with a treatment plan that’s designed to help them reach maximum medical improvement. That’s a big mistake because the insurance companies will use that against you. The insurance companies will try to say that , since you didn’t follow the doctor’s plan, you must not be hurt or need this compensation. That’s typically the second biggest mistake.
The third biggest mistake that we see is when people who have been injured through no fault of their own hire the wrong lawyer. There are a lot of lawyers out there to choose from, but you want to make sure you hire a personal injury trial lawyer. Although there are a lot of us out there, we’re all different. That’s why you want to pick one that’s a personal injury trial lawyer. A personal injury trial lawyer is going to be trained in identifying and collecting the evidence, identifying the witnesses, and making sure your case, from day one, is put together as if it will go to trial. This can help ensure the insurance company does the right thing. We want to hold them responsible, and a trial lawyer will go into the courtroom, in front of the judge and jury, and hold the insurance company responsible.
2) After a negligent security injury in Texas, is it a good idea to talk to the insurance company?
The insurance company is a business, and businesses are designed to make money. The insurance company has been working long and hard for many, many years to train their adjusters to talk to victims and ask them questions in a way that would later allow them to deny or delay their claim.
One of the biggest mistakes is talking to the insurance company without having a personal injury trial lawyer. Essentially, you’re giving the insurance company evidence to use against you in your case. That’s why it’s important you get a personal injury trial lawyer who will make sure from day one that you’re protected and you don’t have to talk to the insurance company. The insurance company will have to talk to us. That way we can put your case on a more level playing field with the insurance company so they can’t take advantage of you.
3) Will my negligent security case go to trial in Texas?
It is possible your case may not go to trial. The most important thing we have to do is make sure you get to the doctor, your injuries are recorded and written down correctly, and that you follow the doctor’s treatment plan until you reach maximum medical improvement. That way we know the full extent of your injuries and medical bills.
The other thing you want to do is make sure you hire a personal injury trial attorney. All attorneys are different. You want to hire a trial attorney because the insurance companies know who the trial attorneys are and know who the lawyers are that just like to settle cases. We understand you want to avoid trial, but that is exactly why it’s important to hire a trial lawyer from the get-go. A trial lawyer will be focused on making sure that the correct evidence is in place, that maximum medical improvement has been reached, and that medical records are correct.
Once that happens, the trial lawyer will submit a demand to the insurance company, giving the insurance company the opportunity to resolve the case in your favor reasonably and fairly. What happens if they don’t? There’s a possibility that we might have to file a lawsuit and apply a little more pressure on the insurance company to do the right thing, but that also means that there’s a possibility to settle, as well. It doesn’t always mean it’s going to go to trial. One thing that is important to note is that every case is different, so it’s kind of hard to tell if a case is going to go to trial or not right away.
4) What are potential damages I can receive for a negligent security case?
Here in Texas, a victim of an assault is entitled to different types of damages. You are entitled to your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and physical impairment, or the loss of your daily joys and what brings joy to your life on a daily basis. There are a variety of damages that you’re entitled to here in Texas when you’ve been assaulted or injured on someone else’s property. The most important thing is that you get in touch with a personal injury trial attorney who’s going to be able to identify those categories for you and make sure they develop the right evidence to prove those damages to maximize compensation.
Did you or a loved one get severely injured in Texas and have questions about negligent security? After reading these 4 common questions about negligent security, contact our experienced Texas Negligent Security Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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