Hiring a lawyer to handle your car accident claim is a big decision. The first thing you need consider is time. Getting maximum compensation for an injury claim can take a while. It doesn’t happen overnight. That’s one of the reasons a lot of accident victims settle for less than they deserve. They want money now, so they take the insurance company’s initial offer. They may regret that decision later on once the money runs out and the bills keep coming in, but they have to make the best decision for their family, just as you do.
The second thing to consider is your family’s current financial situation. If you have a good amount of money saved up and can afford to cover the excess expenses the insurance company doesn’t cover, then maybe dealing with the insurance company without a lawyer works for you and your family. We’d wager that most folks in Texas don’t want or can’t afford to pay out of pocket for someone else’s mistakes, in which case, we’d recommend they call an attorney to better understand their options.
Time and money. That’s what personal injury claims ultimately come down to. Are you willing to put in the time to fight for what your case is worth, and do you have extra money to pay for someone else’s mistake? If you’ve been injured in a car accident, ask yourself those two questions. Depending upon your answers, you may want to consult a Texas car accident attorney before you do anything else.