At Charles J. Argento, our Houston personal injury attorney explains to each of our clients that there are ways to protect their best interests after they have been injured in a car accident or truck accident in Texas.
Most accident victims believe that the insurance company will cover their medical bills, lost wages, and additional expenses when they have been injured by a negligent driver.
Unfortunately, even when the evidence is clear, the insurance company will offer a low settlement to protect its bottom line.
Our Harris County personal injury attorneys have a few tips to help protect your claim from start to finish, so you can pursue the financial recovery you deserve.
Seek Medical Care Right Away
Immediately seek medical care after a collision to ensure each of your injuries is identified, and a treatment plan is put in place.
Your injuries will dictate the types and amount of financial compensation our personal injury lawyer will pursue for your case.
If you delay medical care, the insurance company will use that information to deny your claim, stating you were obviously not that hurt, or you would have sought care.
Once you seek care, follow all your physician’s directions, and attend all follow-up appointments with fail.
Secure Important Evidence from the Collision
There are several things you should do after a traffic crash occurs to help strengthen your case.
Securing important evidence from the accident is one of them.
- Document the at-fault driver’s license, registration, and insurance information
- Ensuring a police report is completed and filed
- Record contact information from witnesses
- Take pictures of the crash scene
Place the evidence in a secure place, which may include backing up the images to an external drive.
Do Not Discuss Your Case with Anyone
The at-fault party’s insurance company is going to contact you as soon as they learn about the collision. Do not give a recorded statement to their representatives, and do not talk to anyone — friends or family members — about your case, or post about your collision, injuries, or potential personal injury case on social media. Anything you say cannot be manipulated in the insurance company’s favor later.
Contact Our Houston Personal Injury Lawyer at Charles J. Argento for a Free Consultation
If you were injured by a negligent party in Texas, contact our experienced Houston, Texas personal injury attorney at Charles J. Argento & Associates today to schedule a free consultation by calling (713) 225-5050 or by contacting us online to discuss your case to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent party for your full financial recovery.