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When Do I Need An Attorney For A Car Accident?

When Do I Need An Attorney For A Car Accident

Have you been injured in a car accident that was due to the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, person, entity, or business? The team at the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers wants to help you hold the at-fault driver accountable and take legal action before the statute of limitations runs up on your case.

We work with car crash victims to help them go against predatory insurance adjusters when filing a claim. Our team knows what it takes to prove fault for the accident that has left you injured. Many car accident cases end up being more complex than they seem. Taking on an insurance claim on your own may result in you getting less money than you deserve.

Our team does not just go after compensation to pay for your property damage and medical bills, we look at the big picture. We go after auto insurance companies to ensure you are being compensated for lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, opportunities you missed while injured, property damage, medical care, and long term aid that you may need as a result of your injury.

Why You May Need To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

Unfortunately, car accidents are everyday occurrences. Most personal injury claims in the United States are a result of an accident involving a car, truck, or other motor vehicle. Many of these accidents result in minor vehicle damage in the form of a “fender bender,” and can generally be handled alone through direct contact with an insurance company. However, car accidents that involve physical injury, fatality, or other significant damage may require legal representation with an experienced attorney.

An experienced lawyer can help you get compensation to cover any losses incurred due to the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and car repairs. In some states, a car accident lawyer may help you recover when a loved one is killed, especially if reckless driving, speeding, or drunk driving was involved.

What to Look For When Hiring a Car Accident Attorney

Auto accident attorneys cover a range of issues stemming from personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage. When looking for a lawyer, you should concentrate on their experience, skill level, commitment, location, and fee structure.

For example, your attorney should be well versed in state and national transportation laws, know how to deal with insurance and health care companies, and know how to effectively prepare and settle a case. It’s also important that you check the attorney’s background, references, and track record.

A good personal injury lawyer will typically accept your case on a contingency or “no win-no fee” basis if the attorney feels your case has any merit, so it’s important to check the attorney’s standard fee structure.

When To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

It is best to hire an attorney early to avoid any costly mistakes. The deadline for filing personal injury claims varies from state to state. Because you may need to pay for medical bills and/or cover lost wages, the sooner you contact an attorney, the better. In general, a person should contact an attorney shortly after the accident occurs — but before reaching a settlement with the insurance company.

Questions To Ask an Attorney

Before working with a lawyer, you should have as much detailed information and facts about the car accident and any injuries or financial losses as possible. Documents you might want to show your attorney after a motor vehicle accident may include your insurance policy, any police report you have, information exchanged at the accident scene, and medical records, among other things.

Below are some of the questions you should ask before hiring a car accident lawyer:

  • What percentage of your practice is devoted to car accident cases?
  • What experience do you have with the specific type of injury in question?
  • What is a typical settlement range for cases similar to mine? (However, this can be a very difficult question to answer until you have completed treatment and know the full extent of your injuries.)
  • How much of my car accident case will you actually handle?
  • How are your fees structured?
  • What out-of-pocket expenses am I responsible for?

 

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Car Accident Attorney?

When you hire Attorney Caruthers for your car accident case in Houston, you will not have to pay any upfront fees. Our legal team offers free consultations to review your specific case. We will ask you questions about you, your insurance policy, the accident you were involved in, the medical treatment you received afterwards, and any legal reports made in connection to your case.

Once we have done this we will determine if we are a good fit for your case. If we take on your car wreck case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis. This means, we will work for you every step of the way, fighting for justice in your case, but will only accept payment once you get money.

Spanish Speaking Car Accident Lawyer in Houston, Texas

Spanish-speaking individuals can have a more difficult time seeking justice in their personal injury cases due to language barriers. This causes them to not take action against those who have left them with financial devastation and physical trauma. At the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers, our team refuses to let a language barrier affect your right to justice and compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident and is in need of Spanish-speaking legal advice, our team is here for you.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston, Texas

If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident and suffered an injury, experienced loss of income, or are unable to work due to a car accident, you can benefit from the services of a Houston car accident expert in your personal injury case. Whether you missed work due to an injury or due to not having access to a vehicle, Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers can help you!

 

Beverly R Caruthers Law Office
Address: 4141 Southwest Fwy, Suite 620
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 526-9557
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