Houston Car Accident FAQ
What to Know About Accidents and Injury Claims
Car accidents can change a person's life in more ways than one. There are many people
who are left with heavy financial burdens after an accident and are not
able to recovery from the financial damage. Others who receive severe
damage to their spinal cord or suffer other catastrophic injuries may
feel the effects of an accident for years after. Tragically, there are
also families that lose their loved ones to
At Daspit Law Firm, our car accident lawyers in Houston understand how
difficult a car accident can be for an individual and their loved ones.
Whether you are facing serious injuries, heavy financial debt, or other
losses, you should know where you stand after an accident. More importantly,
you should know what the future may hold in store.
Review the information below with your circumstances in mind.
If you have questions regarding your situation, or are prepared to take
contact Daspit Law Firm and secure a Houston car accident attorney!
Should I talk to my insurance company?
It is very important to speak with your insurance company. One of your
primary concerns after an accident should be to
determine the cost of damages and injuries incurred. Depending on the type of insurance you have and whether the other drivers
were insured or not, your insurance company may help you determine if
you are entitled to compensation. If your insurance is able to cover the
losses and expenses of an accident, then you may focus on your recovery.
However, you should not speak with the other drivers' insurance companies.
A statement made to another insurance company may be used against you
in a lawsuit. Even a statement as simple as "I'm sorry" might be construed
as assuming liability for causing an accident. Consult an experienced
attorney to help you get informed about insurance liability, and to help
you obtain a clear understanding of how your insurance will affect your
recovery after a car accident.
Will my insurance go up if the accident wasn't my fault?
Even if a collision was not caused by your actions, your car insurance
may still increase. Many insurance companies consider any form of an accident
as a good reason to increase insurance payment. However, every case is
different, so you should not make any assumptions on the outcome based
on general practices. You may be able to
avoid an insurance increase by settling a claim with the other driver's insurance company. When you work with the Houston
car accident attorneys at our firm, our team may review your unique circumstances
and help you find a positive resolution.
How can an attorney help me?
There are many ways in which a legal professional can help you after an
accident. Whether you need help understanding your rights and legal options,
negotiating with the insurance company, or ensuring that you recover the
maximum compensation possible, legal guidance is available. Our Houston
car accident lawyer has already
recovered millions in damages for our clients, and our team is prepared to help individuals who have been injured in
car accidents. If you are trying to pursue an effective course of legal
action after a car accident, trust a firm that has handled complex matters
of personal injury with success.
We operate on a
contingency fee basis-we do not get paid unless you win!
Should I file a car accident claim?
If you have suffered injury or property damage, you have the right to pursue
compensation for your losses. Like the compensation awarded to you with
driver insurance, a personal injury claim is meant to help you return
to the state you were in before the accident occurred. Depending on the
circumstances of an accident,
insurance may not cover the full costs of the incident-especially when serious injuries are involved, individuals may face years
of medical treatment and an inability to work long after an accident.
If insurance does not compensate for the full amount of your losses, you
may take action to protect your entitlements by filing a personal injury claim.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
There is no way to know exactly how much compensation you will recover,
whether from driver insurance or a car accident claim. Every case is different,
and the outcomes are based in part on the negotiations between your attorney
and the insurance company. Generally, the amount of compensation awarded
is based on the severity of the damages. In car accidents and other matters of
personal injury, compensation is often categorized as either economic damages or noneconomic damages.
Economic damages may include:
- Medical treatment
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Noneconomic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of ability to enjoy life
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Fighting to recover compensation after a car accident should not put you
further into debt. That is why Daspit Law Firm operates on contingency
fees, which means that we do not collect attorney fees unless you are
awarded compensation. This allows you to focus on your health, while we
focus on restoring your financial state. Whether you have suffered serious
injuries or lost a loved one to wrongful death in a car accident, you
may explore your legal options and take action to protect your future.
Schedule a free consultation with our personal injury team and get help securing your entitlements!