Common Pitfalls in Pursuing an Injury Claim Without Legal Representation
Not only do injured parties commonly settle their injury claims with the auto liability carrier(s) for the at-fault parties for less than a full recovery when doing so without legal representation, but they fail to pursue other insurance claims and/or coverages that were also available to compensate them for their injuries and/or damages. Our firm can advise you on other potential insurance claims and/or coverages that might be available to compensate you for your injuries and/or damages arising from a car accident in addition to any auto liability policies providing coverage for the at-fault parties. Another common mistake by injured parties is assuming that no recovery can be obtained for their injuries and/or damages simply because the at-fault driver did not have an auto liability insurance policy on the date of the subject car accident. However, it is possible that an actual monetary recovery can still be obtained even if the at-fault driver did not have an auto liability insurance policy. Our firm can advise you on whether a monetary recovery is still possible even when the at-fault driver does not appear to have any auto liability coverage. When an injured party agrees to settle their claim with the at-fault driver’s auto liability carrier, the insurance carrier will typically require the injured party to sign a release. Many injured parties mistakenly sign a release without fully understanding the meaning and/or consequences of the release simply because they want to receive the agreed settlement amount, but don’t realize the full extent of what they have given up or lost by signing the release. Our firm can advise you on the meaning, intent, and potential consequences of signing a release provided by an auto liability insurance carrier.
Choosing the Right Attorney to Help You Along the Way
Our attorneys have handled personal injury cases on behalf of residents of Central and South Texas in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents in numerous venues spreading from Waco to the Rio Grande Valley and from El Paso to Beaumont. However, our attorneys also have extensive experience and intimate knowledge of Bexar County since they have resided and practiced law in Bexar County for over 35 combined years. Our attorneys strive to provide exceptional, but also compassionate, legal services. Our clients also benefit from cost-effective solutions, all injury claims arising from car accidents are handled on a contingency basis, which means there are no up-front costs to our clients. Our firm is only paid for its services on your behalf once we obtain a recovery for you. Our fees will be based on a percentage of the recovery obtained on your behalf. If we are unable to obtain a recovery on your behalf for any reason, then you will not owe our firm any attorney fees for the matter.