Things You Should Tell Your Personal Injury Attorney
You may be scared after a personal injury accident. An experienced attorney can answer your questions and relieve your stress by handling all of the details of your claim. The clients of The Texas Law Giant have rated us 5.0 stars, and consider us trustworthy and compassionate. We are here to listen to your story and help you get what you need to move forward after an accident.
When working with an attorney, you will need to tell them as much as possible about the accident, your injuries, and your life. Here are some things you should tell your personal injury attorney.
Tell Your Attorney If You Think You Are Partially At Fault
Many people are scared to tell their attorneys that they may be partially at fault for the accident. However, in Texas, you can still recover compensation even if you’re partially to blame.
Texas uses modified comparative negligence, also called proportionate responsibility. Your damages may be reduced by the percentage that you are found to be at fault. For example, if you are 20% at fault for the accident and you win $100,000 in damages, then your compensation will be reduced by $20,000 and you will get $80,000.
The insurance company will likely try to blame you for the majority of the accident or even for 100% so they don’t have to pay you at all. You need to work with an attorney who will collect evidence to support your claim to get you money for your losses.
Tell Your Attorney If You Didn’t Have Insurance
Driving without insurance is against the law in Texas; however, it does not prevent you from recovering compensation when someone else causes your accident. Your attorney can help you submit a claim with the other driver’s insurance company and navigate that claim without receiving blame from the other party.
Tell Your Attorney Who Was At the Scene of the Accident
After an accident, you should collect as much information as possible at the scene. One of the most important things to gather is the names and contact information for all people who were present at the accident. That includes drivers, passengers, and eye witnesses. You can take a picture of their driver’s licenses or simply write down their names, phone numbers, and email addresses.
Tell Your Attorney What You Think Caused the Accident
If you have any idea what might have caused the accident, make sure you let your lawyer know. If you saw the other driver looking down as if at a phone or fiddling with their radio, give your attorney that information. Your account of what happened will help your attorney investigate your accident and ultimately determine who is at fault and who should be held financially liable for your damages.
Tell Your Attorney About Your Medical Treatment
You should keep your attorney up to date about your medical treatment and doctors’ recommendations. By letting them know about your past and future treatment, your attorney can property value your claim and make sure you get enough money to cover all of your medical expenses. Your attorney can help by getting your medical providers to delay payment of your bills until you get a settlement or verdict in your favor.
Tell Your Attorney About Your Injuries
You will likely have significant injuries after an accident. You should tell your attorney about all of them, including the severity and how they are impacting your life. Your attorney will need to value your pain and suffering and other damages related to how your injuries are affecting your life.
The Texas Law Giant Will Listen To You
You should feel comfortable with your attorney and tell them as much as possible about your accident. One of the first steps we take at Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers is to listen to our clients. We will let you tell us your story and then we will do what we can to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible. Call us today at (866) 523-4167 or use our online contact form.