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Choosing a Car Accident Attorney
If you are searching for a car accident lawyer in Texas, that sadly means that you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic injury or maybe even a wrongful death. One of the most common questions that people in your situation have is, “How do I choose the best car accident lawyer for my particular situation?”
Consider this: If you need someone to write you a will, you would hire a lawyer that writes wills for a living. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should hire a Texas personal injury trial lawyer. The decision to hire an attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make. We suggest that you interview at least two lawyers and ask the following questions:
1. “Are you board-certified in personal injury trial law here in Texas?”
2. “What actual experience do you have trying cases to a jury here in Texas?”
3. “Will you give me your personal cell phone number so we can stay in communication throughout the entire case?”
Car Accident Insurance Investigation
We recently spoke with a young lady out in Pasadena who had been involved in a car crash. After the car crash, the insurance company for the other driver kept calling her, trying to get this recorded statement. The lady was was a little hesitant. She didn’t really feel comfortable talking to the other driver’s insurance. She asked, “Should I do this, or should I not do this?”
As we spoke with her, we explained the insurance company is a business with professionals that are dedicated to keeping the money in their pocket. The insurance company is not in the business of fairly and reasonably compensating injured persons. They’re just not. They’re a business and they want to keep the money in their pocket.
By giving the insurance company a recorded statement after the crash, essentially, you’re giving the insurance company evidence against you. They’re going to want to use that recorded statement some way against you down the road to attack your credibility. They’re going to want to use that to damage your case. That’s why it’s really important to get with an experienced personal injury trial attorney who will understand that from the beginning and not allow you to give a recorded statement. A personal injury trial attorney is going to make sure that your case is in the best position possible, in case the insurance company decides not to do the right thing. We can go down to the courthouse and have a jury of your peers tell the insurance company what your case is worth.
Car Accident Case Timeline
Technically, under the rules, the law says you have two years to bring an action from the date of the incident. This is known as the statute of limitation. Although that’s true, you don’t want to wait that long. Evidence fades. Think about it like an ice cube. If you take an ice cube out of the freezer, it’s only going to last on the counter for so long before it melts into water. Then eventually, it’s going to evaporate and there’s not going to be any remanence of the ice cube. That’s what happens in a car crash.
Once the car crash happens, the facts about what happened are fresh on everybody’s mind. That’s the best time to start gathering information, looking for the evidence. You want to check to see if there are any videos. Is there any security footage or traffic cams? What kind of information is out there that we can find? What about police reports, or sometimes police officers move on. They leave jurisdictions. They retire. If we can no longer get a hold of them because we waited too long, that’s evidence that’s been lost. That’s evidence that could have helped your case should you ever have to go in front of a judge or a jury to fight for your rights. It’s never a good idea to wait two years until the very last minute to call a lawyer and tell them you were involved in a car crash and need help. When you tell them it was two years ago, the lawyer understands a lot of the evidence might be gone by that point.
Even though you have two years, it’s never a idea to wait the two years. It’s important to call a trial attorney immediately so that the trial attorney can start collecting all the evidence and preserve that ice cube. We don’t want to see evidence melt away. We want to get the evidence immediately so we can uphold your rights and take it to the insurance company, and hopefully, get your case resolved as quickly as possible and hopefully, put some money in your pocket. .
Were you or a loved one seriously injured from a car accident in Texas? Read these Car Accident Tips and contact our experienced Texas Car Accident Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.