Fort Worth Car Accident Lawyer
When you or someone you love suffers severe injury in a car accident, the physical, emotional, and financial hardships can be overwhelming. As an experienced Fort Worth car accident lawyer, we understand these hardships. At FH Law Group, we diligently seek the financial compensation that car accident victims need to achieve the fullest recovery and reclaim their lives. We possess the financial resources and litigation experience to tenaciously pursue compensation on behalf of car accident injury victims against large insurance companies.
Insurance Company Tactics Designed to Undermine Car Accident Injury Claims
Insurance companies often exploit those who are not represented by an experienced lawyer. If you are unfamiliar with the tactics commonly used by insurance companies, it is easy to mismanage your auto accident claim or to forfeit your rights entirely. Some of the strategies employed by auto insurance carriers to avoid liability or minimize the amount paid on claims include the following:
Tactics of Delay: Insurance companies understand the financial hardships that confront families when faced with high medical bills and a sudden loss of household income. Sometimes insurance companies will exploit these financial hardships by dragging out the settlement process. Insurance carriers hope the financial pressure will become so great that accident victims will settle their claim for pennies on the dollar.
General Release of Liability: Many insurance companies provide a general release of liability often accompanied by a nominal settlement amount. The goal is to have car accident injury victims sign this form before they have any idea about the value of their claim or the extent of their injuries. A general release of liability could waive all claims, including those that you are not aware exist.
Damaging Statements: An insurance adjuster may contact you and indicate that they need “your side of the story” so that they can settle your claim. It is important to understand the insurance company’s real motivations. The purpose of a recorded statement is to develop evidence that can be used to deny or minimize the value of your claim. An injury victim should never discuss any aspect of their car accident claim with the other party’s insurance company representative before obtaining legal advice from an experienced Fort Worth car accident attorney. Many unrepresented parties make disclosures regarding pre-existing injuries or expressing feelings of guilt about being involved in an accident that later compromises their personal injury claim.
Exploiting Ignorance: Insurance adjusters understand that the typical auto injury victim has no way to determine the value of a car accident claim without legal advice. The adjuster may try to convince you that your case is not worth anything because there was minimal property damage. Adjusters often refer to such claims as “low impact car accidents.” The reality is that severe whiplash injuries that may cause pain and disability for months are common in accidents with minimal property damage.
Statute of Limitations: Car accident claims in Tarrant County or anywhere throughout Texas are subject to strict timing requirements called the “Statute of Limitations.” This time limit designates the deadline for initiating a car accident lawsuit by filing a “civil complaint.” When car accident victims fail to comply with this deadline, it will typically serve as an absolute barrier to their personal injury lawsuit regardless of the merits of their case. If you are not represented by an experienced Fort Worth car accident lawyer, an insurance company may try to drag out negotiations so that you fail to comply with the statute of limitations.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
These are just a few of the pitfalls that an experienced Forth Worth car accident lawyer can help you avoid by navigating through the traps set by insurance companies. At FH Law Group, we handle a full range of collision injury claims that include:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal narcotics
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Violations of traffic safety laws (i.e. speeding, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, running stoplights)
- Texting while driving
- Unlicensed drivers
- Aggressive driving
- Accidents caused by drowsy drivers
- Rollover and run-off -the-road accidents
- Drivers talking on cell phones
- Failure of drivers to modify driving for weather conditions
- Multi-car pileups
Compensation for Injuries in Fort Worth Car Accident Claims
When inconsiderate, inattentive or unsafe drivers cause serious motor vehicle collisions, it can mean severe debilitating injuries including spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, traumatic brain injury impairing mental functioning, amputation of limbs, broken bones, and even fatalities. When you suffer this type of severe injury, our law firm seeks compensation for economic out of pocket losses and more intangible losses of personal injury victims.
Speak to an Experienced Fort Worth Car Accident Attorney Today
We will compassionately and zealously advocate for your rights while seeking the best possible outcome. We represent injury victims in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas of Tarrant County. Contact us today for a FREE consultation at (817) 697-4400 or visit our website.