If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another person you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to retain a personal injury lawyer that has the experience and knowledge of handling complex personal injury claims. Many times insurance companies will be involved on behalf of the negligent person from the very beginning of your claim. This is one of several reasons it is important to retain a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Insurance companies will attempt to settle your claim for pennies on the dollar in order to save a buck. Insurance companies do not have your best interest in mind and will often resort to unscrupulous tactics to settle your claim.
As a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization I have seen many different types of personal injury cases and dealt with many different insurance companies. Knowing how different insurance companies operate can give you a big advantage in settling your injury claim for a fair value without the need for court.
It is also very important that you contact an attorney early in your case. If you are not represented you may provide information to the insurance company that is not relevant to your claim and this could end up making it difficult to obtain a fair settlement for your injuries. It is important that you have an attorney on your side who understands how the insurance company evaluates your claim so you can receive a fair settlement for your injuries. Prior to becoming a Plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, I handled claims for the defense which means I know first hand how the insurance company evaluating your claim will handle your claim.