If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident, it’s not always easy to pay for hospital stays or other treatments that may come with it. But you shouldn’t have to worry about expenses when you could be focusing on the money you are due. If the accident was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
These awarded damages may be life-saving, so it’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side to sort through the case and answer your questions. The Dallas car accident lawyers with Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
When working with our team, we will thoroughly investigate your personal injury case and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Along with collecting usable evidence to enforce your case, we will help you determine if someone else’s negligence may be to blame for your accident.
In Texas, lawyers follow the state’s proportionate responsibility rule, which states that you will receive compensation based on your percentage of fault in the accident. For example, if you are found to be 40 percent at fault, you will receive 60 percent compensation.
However, there are certain circumstances in which you cannot obtain compensation. If you are considered to be at 50 percent fault or higher for the accident, you will not receive compensation. If you are proven to be at 49 percent or less at fault for the accident in question, you will receive compensation for the accident.
Though it may be scary after the accident has occurred, it is important for you to act quickly while at the scene of the crime. The more evidence lawyers have to prove that you were not at fault, the more chance you have to win your case.
Consider collecting evidence at the scene of the crime, talking to Dallas police officers with your lawyer, and talking with nearby witnesses. Do not take a settlement. You should never accept money from an insurance company without talking to your lawyer first, as you may not be getting what you are due.
In certain cases, you may ask your personal injury lawyer to file a letter of protection. This document is something your lawyer can write, stating that you agree all of your medical bills will be paid upon receipt of the financial compensation of your settlement. That helps you get the medical care you need even if you’re unable to pay out of pocket for your care.
Though it may take months for you to file a claim after an accident, you cannot take months to receive medical treatment. A letter of protection is created to let you seek medical help without worrying about expenses.
Don’t worry about your medical care costs when you should be working on healing your wounds instead. Work with an experienced car accident lawyer instead, so you can make sure you get what you are due.
Have any questions? A Dallas car accident lawyer at Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. is ready to help you today. To get started, call 214-984-3113 or request a consultation by filling out our form at the bottom of the page.