Plano Personal Injury Lawyer
When you or a loved one is injured in a traffic accident, a lot of things go through your mind, not the least of which is how you’re going to pay for all those medical bills. Our experienced Plano personal injury lawyers can will stand up to the insurance companies on your behalf to help make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to.
Too often, the victims in a car accident are victimized all over again by insurance companies who are trying to avoid paying your claim, or try to pay you as little as they possibly can. Sometimes, insurance companies are in a hurry to get you to accept a settlement. They may even call you while you are still in the hospital and not thinking clearly. You are well within your rights to tell the insurance company representative that you need time to think about it.
After an accident, you need an experienced personal injury law firm on your side. Our Plano personal injury lawyers have decades of experience taking on the insurance companies, and we have a record of winning generous settlements for our clients. We lawyer will ask you a number of questions about your accident and your injuries, and will review the settlement offer. We will then be able to tell you if it is a fair offer, or if we feel we can help you negotiate a better settlement.
Hiring a Plano personal injury lawyer allows you to focus on your recovery. Our lawyers in Plano handle all of the phone calls, paperwork, meetings and red tape involved with filing your claim, or filing a lawsuit and taking your case to trial if the insurance companies can’t come up with a fair settlement.
What types of traffic accidents can our firm help with?
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Rear End Accidents
- Uber & Lyft Rideshare Accidents
- Texting and Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Wrongful Death Cases
- And more
The insurance companies have lawyers working for them. When you hire a Plano personal injury lawyer, you even the playing field, and give yourself a fighting chance. Most times, personal injury attorneys in Plano can negotiate a fair settlement for you, but occasionally, we may need to file a lawsuit on your behalf, seeking damages.
Under Texas law, you are entitled to seek damages in a traffic accident if you are less than 51% at fault. You have two years from the date of the accident to file for damages, but the sooner you make your claim, the better. The types of damages you can seek in an insurance settlement or in a lawsuit against the insurance company, the other driver or a third party include:
You are entitled to compensation for out of pocket medical expenses such:
- The cost of an ambulance
- Hospital bills
- Doctor’s bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Therapy bills
- Potential future medical expenses based on the severity of your injuries
Property damages generally include repair or replacement of your vehicle, as well as replacement of any property inside your vehicle that was damaged. Property damage can also include payment to repair your home or business if it was somehow damaged in the accident.
If you are out of work for any length of time because of injuries you suffered in the accident, you can seek payment of lost wages, as long as you and your employer can document what you would have earned had you been at work. You can also seek payment of future wages if you are disabled and unable to perform your work duties as a result of the accident.
Other damages depend on if your accident involved a drunk driver, or if it’s a wrongful death case. These other damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages
Medical damages, property damages and lost wages are all compensatory damages based on monetary facts. The other damages we list are based on intangibles, and are up to a jury to decide, within the legal framework provided by the state of Texas.
Your personal injury lawyer will help you come up with accurate figures for all of the compensatory damages when you negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. Those other damages would come into play if your case went to court, or if you needed to file a wrongful death claim.
Contact one of our Plano Personal Injury Lawyers Today
When you call our office, or fill out the contact form on the right for a free case evaluation, we will ask you a few questions about your accident and the extent of your injuries. Based on your answers, we will have one of our Plano personal injury lawyers contact you directly. This initial consultation is free of charge, and allows us to gather the necessary information about your accident so that our personal injury lawyers in Plano can provide you with accurate advice.