What is The Role of a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident?

- Charles Argento

The primary role of a Houston, Texas personal injury attorney is to protect the rights of the injured after they have been hurt in an accident.

When you have been hurt in a traffic accident in Harris County, your life can change in seconds, and you will need someone to take a leadership role to ensure your best interests are at the forefront of your recovery.

Our experienced Houston personal injury attorney, Charles J. Argento, has the experience you need to pursue results.

Role One: Communicator.

Your injuries are enough to contend with after an accident, yet one of the most stressful parts of your recovery will include communicating with the other driver, their insurance company representatives, and depending on the circumstances of your collision — their attorney.

Even after you have been discharged from the hospital, and resting at home, the stress of recounting the accident to insurance investigators can take a toll on your ability to heal.

During the conversation, the insurance company is going to try and confuse the crash details using manipulation tactics that will get you to claim (at least partial) fault for the accident. Your statement will be recorded, and it can be used against you going forward.

Do not speak with the insurance company without legal representation. Otherwise, you may be left paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and miscellaneous expenses out of pocket.

Role Two: Investigator.

When you are hurt in an accident in Houston, Texas, your injuries are going to require extensive medical care, which could mean time away from work — without a paycheck.

Our committed personal injury lawyer in Houston will take on the role of an investigator by partnering with:

  • Accident reconstruction experts, who will recreate the crash scene to build our case
  • Medical specialists who will testify to the extent of your injuries, and their medical requirements
  • Law enforcement officials, who will explain what they witnessed at the scene
  • Witnesses, who will provide details of the crash

If you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, including a semi-truck, our investigative skills will allow us to preserve evidence from the truck, the driver — including logbooks — and the trucking company and manufacturer — including the black box recording device, so no detail is “misplaced” by a third-party while we build your personal injury case.

Role Three: Negotiator.

After we investigate your complete financial needs — including partial or full disability that resulted from your crash — we will begin negotiating with the insurance company to recover the financial compensation you deserve as a result of the other driver’s negligence.

Should the insurance company respond with an offer that is less than you deserve for your injuries, we will proceed with our case inside the courtroom — with your permission to achieve the best outcome available.

Our Houston personal injury lawyer, Charles, J. Argento, has litigated hundreds of cases before judges and juries and has achieved exceptional verdict results on our clients’ behalves, so they can face their injuries with confidence.

If you have been hurt in an accident, contact our Houston accident attorney today at (713) 766-4504 to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can take the leading role in your recovery during a free consultation.