Victims in personal injury cases often sustain significant financial losses after their accident.
In addition to recovering from physical injuries, you may find yourself incredibly worried about your mounting medical expenses and loss of work.
Although you may want to settle for any amount of money to help you out of this economic black hole, a Texas personal injury lawyer knows that accepting less than you deserve hurts you more in the long run.
Can a Texas Personal Injury Attorney Get Me a Quick Settlement?
Unfortunately, because each personal injury case is unique, there is no average time to settle a personal injury case in Texas.
Although Texas law provides a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases, this does not mean the case settles within this time.
A two-year statute of limitations simply requires an injured victim to file their claim within two years from the date of the accident.
However, the time it takes to settle a case depends on multiple factors, including the following:
- The complexity of your case,
- The value of your case,
- The severity of your injuries,
- Whether there is a precise determination of liability,
- Whether your case goes to trial,
- The defendant’s (that is, the at-fault party) willingness to settle your claim.
An auto collision attorney never promises the fastest settlement. Instead, your attorney focuses on building a solid case on your behalf and negotiating favorable settlement terms for you.
A good personal injury lawyer in Texas always prepares your case for trial.
If a favorable settlement cannot be negotiated on your behalf, or the defendant is unwilling to settle, you want a lawyer that’s ready to fight in court for the compensation you deserve.
What Happens If I Accept a Low Settlement Offer?
Insurance companies understand the financial impact of an injury that leaves you physically hurt and out of work.
Typically, in your time of need, insurance companies offer a lowball settlement to entice you to accept. A rushed settlement offer may feel like the best news for anyone facing bills and expenses.
However, accepting an unreasonable settlement amount may get you some money quickly but fail to bring you the compensation you deserve.
This is where you can benefit from getting an auto collision attorney. The fastest settlement is not what you need.
Rather, you need a settlement that will put you back on your feet. In the days after an accident, you may not understand the full extent of your injuries or your ability to return to the job you had before your accident.
You may require substantially more compensation than you initially accepted.
Unfortunately, you can’t go back and demand more money once you accept an offer.
A Texas personal injury lawyer can help you determine the value of your case so you understand what settlement terms you should consider accepting.
At the Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C., we understand the financial stress you feel while you simultaneously try to recover from your injuries.
We assist clients in all types of personal injury cases in Texas. With nearly a century of combined legal experience, we put our wealth of knowledge and resources to work for you.
We will be there for you every step of the way, handling your case so you can focus on your recovery.
We fight to obtain a fair settlement for your damages and are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
Remember, we don’t collect any fees until we secure compensation on your behalf.
Contact us today to receive a free consultation and find out how we can help you.