If you were involved in a car accident, you may wonder whether it is necessary to hire a lawyer to handle your claim. The answer to that question depends on number of factors such as the extent of injuries you sustained in the collision, if any, whether you incurred time off from work and sustained lost wages, whether you have unpaid medical bills and if you need continued medical care for your injuries.
No Injuries but Vehicle Damage Only
If you did not sustain any injuries but only property damage to your vehicle, you may not need a lawyer to handle your case in Texas. You may also face difficulty finding a lawyer willing to take your case on a contingency fee basis if you did not sustain any injuries in the crash.
Unable to Work and Lost Wages
After a vehicle accident, you may not be able to go to work or perform your job functions as a result of your injuries. Under Texas law, the party at fault (and that party’s insurer) should compensate you for any lost wages. However, the insurance company for the party at fault will often fight hard to prevent you from receiving compensation for lost wages. If you sustained lost wages as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in handling and proving up the lost wage claim.
Injuries and Treatment
If you sustained injuries as a result of another party’s fault, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. A good personal injury attorney can assist in obtaining continued treatment for injuries. Personal injury attorneys can also work to reduce your hospital Emergency Room bills by negotiating with the hospital and other medical providers. If you sustained serious injuries in a car accident, it would be to your advantage to retain the services of a personal injury lawyer.
FT Law Firm will handle your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not have to pay any attorney fees, until your case is resolved. The attorney’s fees are taken out of the final settlement or the final judgment by the court, often paid by the insurer for the party at fault.