Kemah Car Accident Lawyer
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Information for your Kemah Car Accident Case
In an auto injury case after a car accident, one must prove 4 elements to win their case. Did the defendant have a duty owed to the plaintiff? Was there a breach of that duty owed? Were the defendant’s actions or lack of actions what caused accident to occur? Was the plaintiff injured or suffered damages due to the defendant’s negligence. To determine the negligence one must look to see if reasonable care was used. While an action might not be intentional, the defendant might still be liable or responsible for your damages. This is why many have insurance policies to protect them from liability. Often our Lawyer hears clients say “it wasn’t my fault, why is the insurance company treating me this way.” Car crash injuries are not the only burden that many accident victims face. In addition to the physical pain associated with auto injuries, many injuries often carry an emotional burden and financial hardship. Accidents can cause individuals to miss work, have medical bills, and can leave many wondering how to fix this situation they were forced into by no fault of their own. If you are experiencing this heavy burden, call the Pascoe Law Firm and our Car Accident Injury Lawyer to have him fight to protect your legal rights in the Kemah, Texas area.
Your Fight with the Insurance Companies
In the aftermath of your crash, you might find yourself dealing with two insurance companies: yours and the other driver’s. Dealing with one is bad enough when you’re already dealing with your own injuries and stress, but dealing with two insurers only highlights the benefits of allowing an attorney to handle the matter for you.
Most insurance companies like to project the image that they’re always on their customers’ side. That would be nice if it were true, but, most of the time, it’s not. Your own insurance company will likely make every effort it can to downplay your injuries and property damage to reduce the amount of compensation it owes you.
You’re likely going to deal with the same issues when you get a call from the other driver’s insurance company. They may make it sound like asking you for a statement about your crash is just a part of the process, but you don’t have to answer them. In fact, answering them could open you up to liability if they’re able to twist your words to point the blame at you.
An easy alternative is to simply inform the insurance company that you have hired a Kemah car wreck attorney. Advise the insurers to call your lawyer, who will know exactly what to say to make sure you aren’t the victim of shady insurance tactics after your car accident.
Identifying Your Injuries
After your crash, you likely went to the hospital if you were seriously injured. If you haven’t yet gone to see a doctor, you should do so as soon as possible. That’s because a medical professional can make sure you’re OK and provide official documentation of all the injuries your auto accident caused. This sort of documentation is going to be critical when you list your injuries in your claim for compensation.