If you have suffered a personal injury caused by the negligence of another person, you are entitled to seek damages. Texas law stipulates that the at-fault party must compensate you for the injury-related losses. A personal injury lawyer can help you file a claim and recover compensatory damages.
A consultation with a professional attorney is immensely important before you file a personal injury claim. Here are some reasons you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
In any personal injury claim, you will need to prove liability before you can recover damages. This requires showing that the other person’s fault caused the incident leading to your injuries. In some cases, you may also be partly at fault. This can lead the court to decide using Texas’ proportionate responsibility law.
Lawyers are very helpful in bringing together the relevant evidence to prove liability. You may need to contact and depose witnesses, get CCTV footage, retrieve data from a vehicle’s black box, apply for a copy of the police report, and do so much more to gather important evidence.
A lawyer can make the process a lot easier for you, thanks to knowledge and experience of the whole process. You are also more likely to prove the other party’s liability with a lawyer by your side.
Many insurance companies would turn down personal injury claims had not the applications been helped by their lawyers. This is simply because an insurer operates for profit. So the job of an insurance adjuster is to either turn down your personal injury claim or to pay you as little as possible.
Adjusters can use many tactics to downplay your injuries, trick you into giving up your claim, or tempt you with a quick, but low, offer. A personal injury lawyer can easily see through these attempts and helps you negotiate a fair settlement.
You can’t negotiate a fair settlement if you don’t know what your claim is worth. Such ignorance often results in injury victims accepting low offers from the insurance company.
A personal injury lawyer will provide you with an estimated value of your claim. This gives you a ballpark figure so that you know what to ask for when dealing with the insurance company.
During the personal injury claim process, you have to make numerous legal decisions. What questions should you ask a witness? How to prepare the witness for cross-examination? Whether you should include a particular piece of evidence or not?
A lawyer with experience in the area can help you address these matters in the right way. The right decisions can help your case and improve your odds of reaching a successful settlement.
If you have suffered injuries in a personal injury incident in Dallas, Texas, we can help you. Here at Chris Lewis & Associates P.C., we aim to secure the maximum settlement offer for your injury-related losses.
Call us today at 214-984-3113 to discuss your case with our lawyers. You can also reach us by filling out the contact form below.