Settlements & accidents, what you should know if you're injured in Texas!
Are you looking at a settlement after your crash? Car accident in Texas?
We've got some facts you may not know!
Once you sign a settlement agreement with an insurance company, you forget your right to pursue ANY MORE compensation from the at-fault driver OR their insurance company.
Does the settlement cover your out of pocket costs that you have ALREADY incurred?
vehicle repair costs
damage to property
injury related medical bills
any other out of pocket costs created by the accident
What should you do?
Keep track of all your bills and receipts related to the accident. Make sure you aren't scrambling when the time comes, keep them all organized and handy to show to your attorney.
What should I expect:
Most attorneys want to wait until the victim reaches the point of maximum medial improvement before proceeding.Why? If you settle immediately, you'll be missing out on all of the compensation from ongoing medical issues that may arise, or costly repairs and damages. We need to make sure we're getting you the compensation you deserve, but we don't want to jump to that to soon. Most of the time you cannot reopen a claim once a settlement as been signed. Make SURE your settlement provides you with the compensation you need even after legal proceedings have happened.
Most importantly, know that you're not alone. Ashmore and Ashmore is here to help every step of the way. Let one of our knowledgable attorneys fight for you today!