Motor Vehicle Accidents
In the Dallas/ Fort Worth area automobile accidents occur on a daily basis and contrubute to major conjestion on our streets and highways. A motor vehicle accident can have long lasting effects on people who have been unfortunately injured in one. There are on average approximately 70,000 people per year who suffer serious injuries from car accidents in Texas.
After you have been in a car accident, the first thing you should do is notify the police and obtain the insurance information for the other driver. If there happen to be any witnesses to the accident, write down their name, address and telephone number. Take pictures of the accident location and the vehicles if you have a camera with you. And, of coarse, seek medical treatment for your injuries as quickly as you possibly can.
Once you are able, you should report your claim to the negligent driver’s insurance company. Be sure that your claim has been assigned a claim number and that you get the name and telephone number of the adjuster who will be responsible for handling your claim. You should avoid giving any type of statement to the insurance company until after you have consulted with an attorney.
After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, you need to determine how you are going to pay for your hospital and physcian bills. You also need to determine how you can be reimbursed for any lost time from work, and how you can recover from your injuries. After they have been involved in an automobile accident, most people believe that the other driver’s insurance company will pay their medical expenses, lost wages, and settle their claim in a reasonable and judicious manner. However, many insurance companies teach their adjusters to offer as little as possible for your personal injury claim in order to maximize their profits.
We understand that traffic accidents cause serious financial and physical harm to the injured person and their families. Let a knowledgeable Fort Worth injury lawyer help you and your family handle these hardships. At The Law Office of Stephen O’Rear, P.C. we will stand up to the other driver’s insurance company to ensure that your legal rights are respected.
Under Texas law there is a limitation on the amount of time for you to file a lawsuit to recover damages for the injuries that you receive from a motor vehicle accident, so call us for a free consultation to discuss your rights and obtain information as to how we can assist you to recover just and reasonable compensation for your injuries and damages. You owe no fees unless we recover.
Call our office today at 817-386-4988 or contact us online to schedule a personal no obligation consultation.