I’ve Been Injured And Believe That I Have A Case Against The At-Fault Party Who Caused The Accident
What Are The First Steps I Need To Take To Give My Case The Best Possible Outcome?
The first thing you need to do, if you’re able, is to get the person’s information. You want to get their name, address, phone number, and insurance information. The second thing you want to do is take an ambulance to seek attention immediately, no matter how you feel. Or, if there’s an EMT on the scene, request the EMT at the scene to check you out and make sure that you’re okay. The third thing you want to do is contact a lawyer who will be able to properly advise you on the next steps that you should take. Your lawyer should have you get into treatment within a week should you need it. It’s important to get a treatment fast because insurance companies red-flag people who don’t get in any treatment within three days, and put alerts on people who don’t get in treatment within 30 days.
If The Injured Party Is Partially At-Fault For The Incident, How Does That Impact A Personal Injury Case In Texas?
In Texas, it doesn’t automatically ruin your case if you are partially at-fault, but it can take away the amount that you’re actually able to obtain in a settlement or trial.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Filing An Auto Injury Claim In Texas?
The statute of limitations for filing an auto injury claim in Texas is two years from the date of the injury. Therefore, you have two years to file a lawsuit against the person that you claim injured you.
How Important Is Seeking Medical Attention Immediately Following An Injury And Having It Properly Documented By Medical Professionals? Also, How Important Is It To Do Follow-up Care?
Seeking immediate medical attention following an injury and having it property document by medical professionals is extremely important. This can be the difference between getting the insurance company to accept your damages versus them claiming that you should accept all the damages because you waited too long to get treated. Insurance companies are always going to have an excuse for something. If somebody waits too long to get treatment, the insurance companies might not pay them what they truly deserve. So, in short, it’s extremely important. The number one thing is to get treatment as soon as possible. It is also crucial to get good documentation from a provider because that documentation is going to tell the insurance company what you’re going to prove in court. If that documentation looks bad or is “janky”, the insurance company might feel like they have a better case or better possibility of getting the favorable result.
If your documentation is in order and looks good, it’s going to help the insurance company understand that this isn’t a case that they want to move forward on. As a result, they’ll want to give you as much as possible to stay out of court. Therefore, it’s important to take care of business, get seen, get treated, and get proper documentation so that your lawyer can help fight your case.
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