Fort Bend Car Accident Attorneys Located In Richmond, Texas
After a car accident, the battle for who has to pay begins. The drivers may dispute who was at fault while the insurance companies argue over which company is responsible and what is and isn’t covered by the policy. Through all of this, there isn’t a single person whose job it is to look out for your best interests unless you hire your own auto accident attorney.
The ultimate consequences of this battle aren’t small, either. A car accident can result in tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage, medical expenses, and lost wages. Even drivers who are ultimately reimbursed in full may face short-term financial difficulty from being forced to pay out of pocket while waiting for the insurance check. And unfortunately, in many circumstances, drivers will not be reimbursed in full if they rely solely on insurance as insurance companies typically try to pressure them into a settlement before the full extent of their financial losses is known.
Following an accident, it’s important to take immediate steps to protect your interests — never just rely on the police report or insurance company. Take pictures of damage, get contact information from potential witnesses, go to the doctor and auto body shop as soon as possible, and keep documentation for everything. If you receive a settlement offer from the insurance company, you are under no obligation to accept it, and you shouldn’t accept it unless your doctor has confirmed you won’t need future medical care and you have already had your vehicle repaired or replaced.
If the insurance company’s offer doesn’t cover all of your expenses, contact an experienced auto accident attorney like The Estes Law Firm, P.C. We handle all types of claims including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents in Fort Bend, Richmond, Houston, and surrounding Texas.