If you were recently involved in a car accident, you may be eager to resolve your accident claim. This is understandable, because you need to either fix the damage to your vehicle or buy a new one, and you have to pay for medical expenses that you have incurred due to your injuries. If you are like most people, the expenses which were created by your auto accident have placed a strain on your finances because they are both large and unanticipated.
Do not be surprised if you get a phone call or a letter from the insurance company shortly after your motor vehicle collision. Do be aware that insurance companies often propose settlements to accident victims because they know that the victims are looking for a speedy resolution for their claim. They are also hoping that you have not had time to assess the value of their claim, so that you might accept less than it is worth. If this bothers you, then that is good. Remember that whenever you receive a settlement offer from an insurance company, you have the choice of whether to accept it or reject it. You are in control, not the insurance company, so be sure to take time to evaluate the offer thoroughly and do what you feel is best for you.
The best way to evaluate a proposed settlement offer is to do so with the aid of an experienced Texas Car Accident Attorney. An attorney who is familiar with automobile accident cases can help you to get an idea of what your case may be worth, because it is likely to be worth more than the insurance company is trying to get you to settle for. Remember, the person who created your settlement offer gets paid to protect the interest of the insurance company by settling claims as quickly as possible, for as little money as they can. An attorney can help you figure out whether a proposed settlement meets your needs and fits your priorities.
In order to help your attorney form an opinion about what your motor vehicle accident case is worth, provide them with as much information as you can. Things like getting a few estimates of the cost to fix your vehicle and opinions on whether it can be repaired can help your attorney understand the vehicle damage aspect of your claim. Information from your medical records is also useful. If you are injured, your injuries may not even be fully healed, and your attorney will be able to know that from notes in your medical records. You will require additional medical care and treatment as you heal, and your records will discuss what that may look like. Your attorney can help you to estimate your future costs of recovery because you should be compensated for those costs. Once your attorney helps you determine your claim’s value, you can compare it to the amount proposed in the settlement offer and determine whether the offer will adequately compensate you.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney right away. The Texas Auto Accident Attorneys at Alex Martinez Law Office help injured victims recover from the economic, physical, and emotional injuries they have suffered due to an automobile accident. At Alex Martinez Law Office, we pride ourselves on helping our clients pursue the results that they deserve. If you would like to discuss your potential auto accident case with our office, contact us today at (866) 253-9689.