Why Hire An Austin Personal Injury Lawyer


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Why Hire An Austin Personal Injury Lawyer

 

Why do I need a lawyer? Can’t I settle this case myself? That is a question that many Austin personal injury victims ask themselves after they have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault. 20 years ago, the answer to that question was much easier than it is today post, “tort reform”.

 

As a personal injury attorney I get calls every week from someone who has been injured in an accident and tried to handle the case themselves only to find out that the amount that the insurance company was offering them for their injury was so little it was offensive.

 

Unfortunately, for the victim they are lulled into believing that the insurance company will be fair with them and give them reasonable compensation for their injury. They comply with the insurance covers requests, give statements, sign medical release forms and do everything insurance company asked them. 6 months later they find out that the insurance company never intended to be fair in the first place.

 

Many times, because of the age of the claim or how the client has handled the claim the innocent victim then finds that they have a hard time finding a reputable personal-injury attorney to help them at a late stage they need the help.

 

There are some cases, such as drunk driving accidents and commercial vehicle crashes where the insurance carrier perceives a substantial risk and in that case will be trying to settle the case for a fraction of what the case is really worth with a credible and experienced personal injury attorney.

 

I have seen cases where materials discovered in a lawsuit indicate that the adjuster was given explicit orders to “establish rapport” and become friends with the victim in order to secure a favorable settlement for the insurance company early on.

 

Never forget, that insurance adjusters go to classes to learn how to pay as little as they possibly can on personal injury claims. The situation has been compounded due to the fact that Texas courts have substantially diminished if not done away with direct cases against insurance companies for how they handle claims practices.

 

If your personal injury is very minor, you may have an opportunity to resolve it yourself upon a fair basis. If your injury is more than minor you probably need the help of an Austin personal injury attorney.

 

 

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