Four Ways a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help after an Accident
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are likely unsure about how best to proceed. While you tend to the primary task of focusing on your health, an experienced Round Rock personal injury lawyer can help ensure that your rights are well protected throughout the claims process and that you obtain the compensation you need to reach your fullest recovery. There are four primary reasons why working closely with a skilled personal injury attorney is in you and your case’s best interest.
Reason 1: Communicating with the Insurance Company
If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, you’re going to be dealing with an insurance representative or more than one. While you may think the best path forward is to allow them to do their job and compensate you for your damages, this is unlikely to serve you well. The fact is that insurance companies are in the business of generating revenue, and this often involves minimizing settlements and even denying claims outright. Further, insurance representatives are practiced at obtaining statements from stressed-out accident victims that don’t serve those victims’ best interests.
Reason 2: Compiling Evidence of Liability
Even if you collected evidence at the scene of the accident, your experienced personal injury lawyer will dig deeper, including (as applicable):
- Returning to the scene of the accident to consider all relevant factors and to capture additional photographic evidence
- Gathering the accident report and eyewitness testimonies
- Interviewing the attending officers and any eyewitnesses
- Consulting with accident specialists
Reason 3: Quantifying Your Damages
In order to be fully compensated for your damages, you need to be able to succinctly demonstrate those damages. Your experience personal injury lawyer will compile your medical bills and records and estimates related to any property damage (your car, for example, in a car accident). The fact is that, even though your medical records belong to you, they can be difficult to obtain. Further, they may not adequately reflect the specifics of your accident, which your attorney will endeavor to rectify.
Reason 4: Negotiating Your Settlement
When it comes to obtaining a settlement that adequately compensates you (or going to trial if it comes to that), you need professional legal counsel on your side. Negotiating for compensation that reflects your losses in their totality is critical and involves assessing your damages, demonstrating the other person’s liability, and skillfully advocating for your rights throughout. A skilled personal injury lawyer is best suited for these complex, critical tasks.
Contact an Experienced Round Rock Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, attorney Elissa Henry at Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC, in Round Rock, Texas, is on your side. Ms. Henry is a compassionate advocate of accident victims, and she has the experience, skill, and commitment to help you recover for all of your losses stemming from your injuries. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (512) 766-4529 today.