When Should I Contact a local Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have been seriously injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you have legal rights.  Under federal and Texas laws, you may be eligible to receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment, and disfigurement, among other potential damages. In order to realize the full extent of your rights, you need an experienced attorney on your side from the very beginning. Contact Pribble Law, PLLC at (512) 829-1558 to find out how we can help you obtain the compensation you are rightfully owed.

Statute of Limitations 

The statute of limitations sets the deadline for when someone must file suit from the date of an accident. This time period differs by state and the type of claim you have. Generally speaking, personal injury claims brought in Texas must be filed before the second anniversary of the date the incident occurred.  If a lawsuit is not brought within the statute of limitations, you may have waived your right to sue for compensation related to that incident. An experienced Driftwood or Dripping Springs personal injury lawyer can help identify your claim’s filing deadline, and will ensure your lawsuit is timely filed.

Time is of the Essence

You should consult a Driftwood or Dripping Springs personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve valuable evidence that can be used to support your case.  The time period immediately after an accident is crucial to gathering valuable evidence because some evidence may be lost or diminished as time goes on. Marks on the road may fade and people’s memories of events and conversation may become less clear.  By involving a local personal injury attorney immediately following your accident, she can immediately begin to find valuable physical evidence and witnesses to help build your case.

Minimize the Insurance Paperwork

It is typical for insurance adjusters to make a lowball offer soon after an incident occurs to settle any claims you may have against their insured.  If you accept this early offer before realizing the true extent of your damages, you may be losing out on significant compensation you are rightly owed under the law. Furthermore, it is important to remember that once you accept a settlement offer and sign a release, that is all the money you will ever see from that party for  claims you may have related to that incident. You will then be personally responsible for any lasting medical expenses or lost income you continue to suffer, without financial help from the released party.  Don’t let this happen to you.  A strong Driftwood or Dripping Springs personal injury attorney can successfully negotiate with insurance adjusters on your behalf to ensure you are getting a fair offer of settlement for all of your damages. Additionally, if the other party’s insurance company has denied your claim, an attorney at Pribble Law can help you appeal that denial.

Contact Pribble Law, PLLC Today 

To find out how Pribble Law, PLLC can help with your personal injury claim, contact our Bee Cave office today using our online form or call (512) 829-1558 for a free consultation.

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