There is no doubt that Texas roads and drivers are among the most accident-prone in the country. Far too often, vehicles crash into each other, with one or more passengers or drivers ending up seriously hurt as a result. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in 2017, 3,721 people were killed on Texas roads, while 17,546 people suffered what were described as serious injuries.
That means more that more than 20,000 people were either killed in a car crash or suffered a serious injury as a result of a car accident on Texas roads. If you or a family member is one of that number, then you’re likely facing very costly medical bills, and have questions about how you can recover an auto accident settlement that will protect you now and for the future. If the crash you were in and the resulting injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other damages you suffered through a car accident settlement.
While the average car accident settlement can be calculated, that amount would not be a fair way for you to determine how much compensation you should expect for your injuries. Rather, car accident injury settlement amounts are determined by a number of factors, which are different in every case. The three main factors the personal injury lawyers at FVF will evaluate when helping you understand what you should expect include:
It is important to have an understanding of all three factors before you consider settling your case with an insurance company. It is common for insurance companies to try to convince you to settle your car accident case as soon as possible, before you’ve had the chance to fully evaluate the liability, damages, and recovery sources. This is because they want to pay you as little as possible to get you to release your claims. Failing to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer before entering into a car accident settlement can cost you tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Let FVF help before you jeopardize your rights.
FVF has helped hundreds of clients put their lives back together after an accident. We understand you want a great car accident settlement and we help by putting together a strategy in each case to maximize how much a client will receive in their own settlement. This involves helping the client get the medical care they need in order to fully understand the short- and long-term consequences of their injuries. The injury lawyers at FVF will also investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and prove who was responsible for causing the wreck. We will also dig to find all available sources of recovery so that full compensation can be recovered, if possible. Once we have that information, we will determine what needs to be done to put as much pressure as possible on the insurance companies so they pay up. Otherwise, we will take the case to a jury trial.
Our lawyers have handled thousands of car accident cases, including some that were minor and some that were catastrophic or fatal. With this experience, we know how to help our clients make the decisions that will help them secure the best car accident settlement for their injuries. The most important step in helping yourself maximize your settlement is to take the time to talk to a personal injury lawyer that knows how to get the job done.
The answer to this question varies depending on a variety of factors that are unique to your specific car accident case. Although it is important to move swiftly in the aftermath of a car accident, the process of reaching a settlement could take much longer. Here are some of the factors that affect car accident settlements.
The car accident lawyers at FVF have more than 70 years’ combined experience handling simple and complex personal injury cases. We have developed the skills, tools and financial resources needed to determine the value of your car accident claim in Texas, and to make sure you receive an outstanding recovery. We will work with you to make sure you are able to do what needs to be done to fully prove the extent of your injuries, such as getting the proper medical care and diagnostic testing. This is the only way to find out why you are in pain and what you should expect for the future for medical bills and quality of life disruptions. Even if you cannot afford medical care, we will help you understand the options you have to get that care on credit. If your injury is permanent, we will prove what losses you will likely sustain in the future, and work with the right experts who will advocate on your behalf. We will push your case forward efficiently and effectively, deploying the appropriate resources to make sure everyone who should be held accountable is called to answer. We will not let you get taken advantage of by any insurance company. It is our mission to make sure you get a great car accident settlement, while being by your side the entire time.
You always have the right to sue, whether you have a lawyer or not. You should know that more than 95 percent of car accident settlements are achieved without ever going to court. Of course, the threat of putting a solid case before a jury is usually a critical step in getting an opposing party and their insurance company to come to the table and negotiate, and the car accident lawyers at FVF have a strong reputation for winning cases at trial and for getting the best car accident settlements possible under the circumstances.
The process of arriving at a personal injury settlement value is complex. You and the personal injury lawyer representing you can sort through the details of the accident. The insurance company will always be looking out for its own interests and the interests of its client. You will want to have someone on your side who’s doing the same for you.
The skilled and knowledgeable car accident settlement lawyers at Fogelman & Von Flatern have had many years of experience handling car accident claims throughout Austin and the state of Texas. We know how to handle negotiations with insurance companies in a way that gets you the best car accident settlement possible for your situation. To set up a free, confidential, and no-pressure legal consultation regarding your car accident injury claim, call FVF. If you’re not sure which way is up, that’s okay; that’s what our team of legal professionals is here for. While every claim is different, our goal is the same for every case and every client: to listen to our clients and help them get the largest auto accident settlement possible.
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