If you've been in an accident here are the eight most important things you need to know:
1. You need see a doctor right away.. Don't wait. A doctor's visit is not just for medical reasons. The longer the time between the accident date and the date you first go to the doctor, the more the insurance company will try to hold against you.
2. You need see the right doctor. Not all doctors have practices that will provide the specific kind of care that accident patients need.You will usually not receive the right treatment from a family doctor or primary care physician that you will from a doctor who specializes in treating people who have been injured in an accident.
3. You need to go to all of the doctor and physical therapy appointments that are prescribed for you. If you fail to complete the treatment program, you may not heal as quickly or even at all, and you'll likely receive less from the settlement.
4. The insurance company adjuster is not your friend. He or she has one job: to convince you to settle your case for as little as possible, whether it is fair to you or not.
5. You may be entitled to a number of different types of monetary damages under Texas law. The five most common types of damages are:
6. Be careful what you say to the insurance company - for example, how you describe the accident or your injuries. They may try to use everything you say against you.
7. The insurance company adjusters may try to trick you. They may try to trick you into settling your case before your medical treatment is finished or say you don't need a lawyer. Unfortunately, they could also trick you into settling your case without getting what you are owed.
8. Make sure you call Accident Recovery. If you're in the Dallas area, call 972-241-4545.
Whether you need an auto accident lawyer, a slip and fall accident attorney, or you've been in some other type of accident, we can help find you an attorney who will explain your rights and options, and help you obtain fair compensation. Whether you're in Dallas, or anywhere else in the surroundin area, and need to find a personal injury attorney, Accident Recovery is here to help.