If you have been in an accident or suffered injury due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawsuit can be frustrating, scary and confusing, especially as you try to recover from your injuries. That’s why it’s always in your best interest to at least talk to a Dallas personal injury lawyer for help. He or she can listen to your situation and determine if you have a case.
Indeed, an experienced personal injury attorney will fight for your rights and take all steps possible to maximize your financial recovery. Not sure if you should call a lawyer? Here are five signs that say you should, especially when it comes to car accidents.
1. You Have Mounting Medical and/or Auto Repair Bills
Most fender benders result in little to no injury and small repairs to your vehicle. However, if you have been in a more serious accident that has resulted in grave injury to your body and has resulted in the total loss of your vehicle, you will need money to cover all the bills. Insurance only goes so far, and in the case of ongoing or permanent injuries, you may never get caught up with all those mounting medical bills.
Add to that additional medical treatments, such as prescriptions, surgeries or physical therapy, the total costs from the accident can be much more than your health insurance covers. Why should it be your responsibility to pay for injuries you did not cause?
2. You Have No Way to Pay Bills Not Covered by Insurance
Most people simply don’t have the savings necessary to cover the purchase of a new car as well as unexpected medical bills. And most people don’t want the hassle and time consuming tasks that come with negotiating with insurance companies or suing the other driver. However, often times in these circumstances, it’s the only way for you to financially recover.
3. The At-Fault Party Doesn’t Have Auto Insurance
If someone else has caused a car accident that resulted in your injury or damage to your car, and they don’t have car insurance, you will be left with the bills. Period. Whether or not your insurance covers all damages and injuries will depend on your individual policy. If you can’t achieve a settlement from either insurer, you’ll have to file a lawsuit.
4. You Need Help Filing Insurance Claims
Filing an insurance claim is frustrating and time consuming. It’s also confusing. If you don’t know what to do, you could miss out on important deadlines and compensation. You also have to be careful to not admit fault for the accident or provide more information than you absolutely have to.
5. Your Claim Has Been Denied
If you have managed to submit an insurance claim on your own, this doesn’t automatically mean it will be accepted and you will win. In fact, denials are much more common than you think. Whatever the reason given for denying your claim, you will need help from a lawyer to take over from here so you are not further taken advantage of by your insurance company.
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Have you been in an accident in Dallas and think you need a personal injury attorney? Contact us today for a free consultation.