Do I need a car accident attorney?
In short, you should hire a car accident attorney when you are in a car accident. No matter how damaged your property is, how severely you’ve been injured, or situation with your insurance, you should hire a car accident attorney.
What about my insurance company?
This seems backwards, but your insurance company is not there to get you the most value for your claim. As soon as the insurance company is notified of an accident, they are working on how to devalue your claim, which gets you less money than you deserve. They make a lot of money off of car accidents, and they’re looking to maximize their return, not yours. The Majors Firm knows the tricks the insurance companies use, and we can get you the most value for your claim.
How quickly do I need to contact a car accident attorney?
The only thing more important than contacting a car accident attorney is seeking proper medical attention. Once you are stable, contacting a car accident lawyer should be the very next thing you do. Contacting a lawyer quickly can be the difference in getting the maximum value for your claim, or not having a claim at all. Call immediately. There’s no risk.
What if I don’t feel injured, should I still contact a car accident attorney?
After suffering seemingly minor injuries, many people don’t think they need to talk to a car accident lawyer, but they do. Oftentimes, car accident injuries don’t appear for weeks or even months after an accident. This is why it’s super important to consult with a car accident attorney as soon as possible, even if you think you’re totally fine. An attorney can help you understand your options, and ensure you obtain fair compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs you may incur down the road.
The law is extremely complex, especially for those without a formal legal education. As a result, people facing legal problems often find that they have a wide range of questions without an easy way of finding the answers. At The Majors Firm, I completely understand how frustrating this can be, which is why I have put together the following collection of legal questions I am frequently asked, covering a variety of different legal concerns.
If your question isn’t answered here, or if you would prefer to speak with a lawyer, please contact me directly by calling today.
If I was partially at fault for an accident, can I still pursue compensation for my damages?
In many cases in which a person suffers a serious injury caused by someone else, they may have been at least partially to blame for the injury’s occurrence. Under Texas law, however, it may still be possible for individuals in this situation to pursue compensation for their losses, depending on the extent of their role in causing the injury. A qualified attorney can help injury victims better understand their legal rights and options in this situation.
The driver who hit me has insurance, shouldn’t I just let them take care of it.
That’s essentially asking the wolf to take care of the hen house. Yes, the other driver’s insurance company can resolve a claim directly with you but insurance companies exist for one reason: to make money and they don’t make money by paying claims. As a result, they will pay as little as possible and as soon as possible which results in the injured party often receiving far less than their claim is worth.
I don’t have insurance and I can’t afford to see a doctor. What do I do?
This is very common amongst my clients who have been hurt in an accident. As a result, I have developed relationships with many types of doctors and clinics who will treat your injuries and postpone payment until after we recover money in your case
What is negligence and why is it so important to personal injury claims?
In order to prove a claim, a plaintiff (the injury victim) must demonstrate that the defendant (the person being sued) had a duty to the plaintiff, that the defendant breached that duty, and that the defendant’s negligent conduct caused the plaintiff’s harm. Simply put being at fault for an accident doesn’t make someone negligent. Acting in an unreasonable manner and causing an accident makes them negligent.
How much do you charge?
I don’t charge personal injury clients anything unless we win the case and recover money. This arrangement is called a contingency fee agreement. I charge 33% of the money recovered if the case settles without filing a lawsuit and 40% if a lawsuit is filed. The bottom line is that you pay nothing until I recover money for you. There are no out of pocket costs.
There are lots of lawyers, why should I hire you?
Two words. Experience and Results. I’ve handled thousands of injury lawsuits. I’ve represented parties that were injured and I’ve worked for the insurance companies that represent the Defendants. I know what they think and I know what they need to see to maximize the value a claim and I’ve used that over and over again to get the best recovery possible for my clients.