Being the victim in an auto accident can put a screeching halt to your life. The injuries you sustain can keep you out of work while the medical bills pile up. This adds additional stress while you try to overcome the challenging of your injuries. If you’re the victim of an auto accident, ensuring you get the justice you deserve is essential. Reach out to a Houston auto accident lawyer for help receiving the justice you deserve.
How Do I Receive Payment For Injuries Sustained in an Auto Accident?
The medical bills can be astronomical after an accident, leaving you wondering how you’ll afford everything.
Texas is an at-fault state, meaning the injured party will have to file a claim through the negligent driver’s insurance. It can take a while to prove negligence, leaving you without coverage. However, you can file a claim through your own insurance in the meantime. Your insurance company can receive compensation from the at-fault driver once they have been proven responsible for the injuries.
If the at-fault driver’s insurance doesn’t cover the entirety of the medical bills, you can sue them to cover the differences. You can also file a lawsuit for pain and suffering damages you’ve experienced as a result of the accident.
How Can I Prove Fault?
To prove fault, ensuring you take the necessary steps after the accident is essential. If you need immediate medical attention, calling emergency services is crucial to keeping yourself safe. If the injuries are not that severe, you may be able to wait to see your doctor. However, ensuring you seek medical attention is vital, as the at-fault driver’s insurance may claim your injuries were not severe if you did not need treatment.
If you do not need medical attention immediately, ensuring you take plenty of photos and videos of the scene is vital. You should also attempt to see if neighbors or local businesses have security footage of the incident, as this can help provide definitive evidence of fault. Finally, you should speak with witnesses and write down their contact information.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, proving fault is crucial to having your medical expenses covered. A competent lawyer can help you prove that you were the victim to receive the correct amount of compensation. However, as you only have two years from the date of the accident, you can’t wait to file a claim.
When you’ve been hurt, The Gonzalez Law Group is here to assist. We will fight as hard as we can to prove you were not responsible to help receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Reach out today to discuss the details of our case with a seasoned attorney.