Trying to recover, physically, emotionally, and financially, from a car accident can be difficult. Having a lawyer on your side takes away much of the hassle and ensures you get maximum compensation.
Texas is a state with citizens relying primarily on cars to get around. As such, Texans are no strangers to car accidents. If you are involved in an accident, the first thing you should do is call 911 to get help if anyone is injured and get the police on the scene to document the accident. Taking these post-accident steps is also beneficial in helping gather evidence for filing claims. If you are able, take pictures and get all vehicles’ drivers’ information. If there are witnesses around, try to get their information as well. Even if you think you only have minor injuries, go to an emergency room or doctor to be evaluated to ensure nothing more serious has occurred, such as internal bleeding or brain damage.
After ensuring your health and safety are not at risk, we recommend you contact J.D. Silva & Associates before talking to the insurance company. While most people think they can handle dealing with insurance companies on their own, it often means victims don’t get the most they could for their accidents. Insurance companies are primarily looking to make money, and delaying, denying, or underpaying claims is part of how they keep their profits up. J.D. Silva & Associates has helped countless individuals and families navigate the insurance process and get the payments they deserve. We have helped our clients get funds to help cover medical bills, make up for lost compensation, reimburse the cost of rental cars, and more.
Houston Lawyer for Car Accidents
Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers will conduct its own investigation to determine the cause of your crash and who is at fault. Based on this, we will file your claim with the applicable insurance company and handle all negotiations. We will review any settlements and/or proceed to trial if necessary. Our lawyers obtain the highest amount we can for you and your family. We want to make sure that not only do you get the money you deserve, but also that we do what we can to make the roads safer for other drivers. Contact J.D. Silva & Associates today at 281-971-3200 to discuss your case and learn how we can help you.
Frequently Asked Questions: Houston Car Accidents
What Should I Do If My Insurer Offers A Settlement?
First, contact an attorney. Having a lawyer review the offer before you accept it is an important way to ensure that the insurance company isn’t offering a sum that is too low to aid you in recovery. This is especially important for catastrophic injuries because they can require long-term medical care and may prevent you from earning a similar salary to what you earned before the accident.
What Happens If An Uninsured Driver Hits Me?
All drivers in Texas are required to buy auto insurance, but the fact is many drivers do not. If an uninsured motorist hits you, you must rely on your own insurance coverage to cover the cost of repairs. Insurance companies offer Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage to provide for these scenarios. Whatever this coverage does not pay will have to be paid out of pocket. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the uninsured driver to recover these costs.
Should I See A Doctor After A Car Crash?
If you suffered serious injuries in your car accident, you likely received immediate medical care. Even if your injuries seem less serious, it is important to seek medical treatment promptly in order to ensure you are okay and to link your injuries to the car accident. Undergoing recommended treatments is the best way to ensure full recovery. If the liable driver’s insurance company can show you failed to follow your treatment plan, it can negatively affect your case and prevent you from recovering full compensation.