San Antonio Attorneys For Victims Of Car Wrecks
If this is the first time you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, you are probably unaware of what to expect from the other driver’s insurance company. That inexperience can be costly.
At Marynell Maloney Law Firm, PLLC, in San Antonio, Texas, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your car accident case and answer your questions. For more than 30 years, our firm has been fighting to help motor vehicle accident victims obtain the compensation they need to pay their bills and move on with their lives.
More information is available on our Car Accident FAQ.
Don’t Provide A Recorded Statement
The insurance company of the at-fault driver may ask you to provide a recorded statement about the accident and the injuries you suffered. Its goal is to get you to say something on the record that will prove to be damaging to your case.
One strategy insurance companies use is asking you to describe the accident several times. If you vary any of the details, the insurance company will accuse you of lying. If you make any admissions, it will use those admissions to shift some of the fault to you — reducing the amount you can recover. Even innocent statements can be twisted around to mean something you never intended.
You should not say anything to the other driver’s insurance company before talking to a lawyer. Anything you say can and will be used against you.
Follow Through On Medical Care
Obtaining medical care after an accident is crucial to recovering your health. It is also important to your legal case. If you don’t see a doctor after your accident and follow through with your treatment plan, the insurance company will not believe that you are really injured.
If you do not have medical insurance to pay for your care, our lawyers will advise you about your options. Some doctors will provide your medical care in exchange for a lien on your personal injury award.
Don’t Accept A Settlement Without Legal Advice
Some insurance companies offer quick settlements to accident victims. Even though the cash may seem appealing, that settlement may represent a fraction of what you will need to pay your bills.
When an insurance company offers you a settlement, it will ask you to sign a waiver preventing you from seeking any future compensation for losses resulting from the accident. For this reason, it is important to determine what your future needs will be before you accept a settlement. Will you need surgery in the future? Will the injury affect your ability to work?
Our attorneys understand the commitment necessary to build a case that fully addresses your needs now and in the future. We will dig into the details of your case and look into all potential sources of compensation.
Contact Our San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, take steps now to ensure you are fully compensated. For a free initial consultation, please call us in San Antonio at 210-446-0035 or contact us online.
We collect attorneys’ fees only if we secure compensation for you.