Personal Injury Timeline

If you have become a victim of an injury due to someone else’s negligence, it may be in your best interest to seek compensation for your loss. There are many personal injury law firms that have helped clients gain thousands of dollars in coverage to aid in the recovery of the financial burden of medical bills, lost wages, and much more. You should not have to deal with the financial and physical consequences due to another person’s carelessness. Handling a personal injury claim on your own can seem very daunting and confusing. That is why we suggest contacting a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer Deer Park, TX residents trust who has an understanding of the timeline that must be followed for a personal injury settlement.

The Timeline

1.Hire an Attorney

After an accident has occurred and you have received the proper medical care, you may want to seek some legal counsel from an attorney. There are various skilled law firms that offer free consultations which will help establish if you are in need of an attorney or not. Sometimes, people think it may be best to wait and see what the insurance company is willing to pay, however, it never hurts to seek legal advice early on. Typically, the amount of money that the insurance company will offer, is not the highest amount you could receive if you had a lawyer on your side.

2. Investigation

After hiring an attorney, they will begin investigating your case. Typically, a very thorough interview with you is conducted. It is always best, to be honest with your attorney and provide as much information about the accident as possible. Some questions may include topics on:

  • Your background
  • Medical conditions both before and after the incident
  • All the locations you received medical services for your injury
  • If you have large amounts of debt
  • Descriptive details of the accident

The more information you can provide your attorney, the better of a case they can present. Also, if the case is taken to court you don’t want your attorney to be blindsided with information that you failed to disclose.

3. File an Insurance Claim

Depending on your situation, you filing an insurance claim may work, other times you may have to go to court and file a lawsuit. Many attorneys can help you make that judgment and explain the pros and cons of accepting a settlement versus going to court. In most cases, the insurance company will not offer the full amount of money that you deserve but your lawyer can defend your case and use the threat of court to your advantage. During this negotiation time, you may come to an agreeable amount and not have to pursue filing a lawsuit.

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If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you deserve proper compensation. To gain the highest amount of compensation possible, hiring a skillful attorney is highly encouraged. Don’t let the fault of someone else destroy your financial future.  

Thank you to our generous contributors at John K. Zaid & Associates for insight which helped us write the article above.


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