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Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney
If you are searching for a Texas personal injury attorney, unfortunately, that means that you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic injury or maybe even a wrongful death. One of the most common questions that comes up from people in your situation is, “How do I choose the best personal injury attorney for my particular situation?”
The decision to choose an attorney is one of the most important decisions you’ll make on your case. If you have been injured, you should hire a Texas personal injury trial lawyer to help you with your particular situation. By way of example, if you need someone to write you a will, you should hire a lawyer who writes wills for a living. What we would suggest is that you interview at least two personal injury lawyers. Compare this to when you need surgery— you are going to get a second opinion. This applies equally when you hire an attorney.
When you interview the attorneys, ask the following questions:
1. “Are you board-certified in Texas, in personal injury trial law?”
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 case?”
Personal Injury Case Timeline
We spoke with a client recently whose husband had been involved in a pretty bad car crash. He was in the hospital and hadn’t been able to work. One of her major concerns was how long the case would take. She wants her life to get back to normal, like before this car crash happened. This was a major concern for her. So, how long is my personal injury case going to take to resolve? Everybody’s case is unique to them.
The way we figure that out is through really finding out when you reach maximum medical improvement. Maximum medical improvement is when you and your doctor come to the agreement that you would no longer benefit from any additional medical treatment. Once you reach maximum medical improvement, we will also know what your lost wages are, if any, and we’ll be able to calculate other damages that you’re entitled to, such as pain and suffering.
Once we have an idea of what your total damages are, we will be able to send a demand to the insurance company and give them an opportunity to make it right. In the event the insurance company decides not to take responsibility and make an offer, what you need to look for is a personal injury attorney who is also a trial attorney. That’s what we do here. We’re trial attorneys. From day one, we’re going to make sure that your case is set up and ready to go to trial, if the insurance company decides not to do the right thing.
Mistakes To Avoid After a Personal Injury
We were speaking with an elderly lady the other day who was involved in a car crash. She hasn’t been involved in a car crash in over 30 years. One of her concerns as we were talking was she wanted to make sure she wasn’t doing anything that was going to damage her case. She didn’t want to make a mistake. As we were talking, we told her she did the first, right thing by seeking immediate medical attention. Not seeking medical attention is the biggest mistake someone could make with their personal injury case.
Another common mistake is when people do not follow the doctor’s orders. If you’re injured and consult with your doctor, your doctor is going to come up with a treatment plan specifically for you. If the doctor orders you to go to treatment and you don’t go to treatment, the insurance company is going to use that against you and say you weren’t even hurt. They’re going to say you weren’t hurt that bad if you didn’t follow what the doctor said. It’s really important to get to the doctor early and follow the doctor’s recommendations.
The other common mistake that people make is not hiring a trial attorney. It’s really important to hire a trial attorney from the beginning. A trial attorney is going to work to collect the evidence necessary for a successful claim. A trial attorney can also make sure the insurance company does the right thing. If the insurance company decides that they don’t want to do the right thing, a personal injury attorney will come in and fight for you. Your attorney can take it all the way to the jury and have the jury tell the insurance company what’s fair and reasonable.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in Texas and have questions about these tips for after a personal injury in Texas? Contact our experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.