Ways to Improve the Value of Your Injury Case

If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident or suffered a personal injury your first concern should always be to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Unfortunately, due in part to the strategies and tactics of the Insurance Industry you might need some help. You may encounter problems or issues:
  • How will your Doctor’s bills get paid?
  • How will you get the money you lost from work?
  • How will you be reimbursed your out-of-pocket expenses?
  • How will your car get fixed or who will pay for a replacement?
  • How will you get the money you deserve for mental anguish, pain and suffering?
These concerns are real, for the Insurance Companies of today are bigger, stronger and more powerful than ever before. You need a way to level the playing field. For the Insurance Companies of today will use their power to fight you and your case.

The Carabin & Shaw Law Firm can level the playing field. We are a Personal Law Firm with over 15 years of experience fighting Insurance Companies on behalf of those injured in auto accidents and other losses. You need a Law Firm to fight for you.

From day one, many Insurance Companies will try to twist and turn the facts of an accident and claim the accident was not their insured’s fault. If that does not work, then they will say that the injured party is faking. If that doesn’t work, they will say the victim’s injuries were pre-existing. These methods and madness go on everyday.

That is why it is important to know what will help and what may hurt your auto accident or injury claim. If you follow this advice, in most cases, you will increase the value of your injury claim. If you want to sit down and get answers to your questions call us toll free at 1.800.862.1260, we can help.

(1) Choose the “Right” Law Firm.
You need to hire an experienced Personal Injury Law Firm. You need a Law Firm with experience fighting insurance companies in and out of the Courthouse and the financial ability to stand up against even the most difficult and stubborn defendants.

You need a Law Firm with “Litigation Experience.” While most cases settle without the necessity of filing a lawsuit some must proceed into litigation. In the last five (5) years alone, our attorneys, associate attorneys, “of counsel” attorneys and joint-counsel attorneys have filed and prosecuted over 500 injury and death cases. If you need an experienced Firm on your side, call us.

(2) Treat with Experienced Doctors:
Receiving medical care for your injuries from an experienced doctor is extremely important. Not all doctors have the experience needed to treat accident victims. Additionally, not all doctors are willing to wait until your claim is resolved for the payment of their bill. Call our Law Firm we can help.

(3) Secure All Evidence:
It is important that you understand that collecting and securing certain evidence after an accident is critical on serious injury cases. Thus, it is in your best interest to always secure the evidence, quickly. If there are any eye witnesses to the accident, make sure a “private investigator” tracks down those witnesses and obtains a statement.

Photographs of bruises, scars, vehicles and property damage should be obtained. The collection of these types of evidence can improve the value of a case. If you need help call our Law Firm.

(4) Document Injuries:
The more detailed documentation of one’s injuries and damages the better for the claim. You need to have detailed medical narratives, records and documentation from your treating doctors and your experts to improve the value of your case. For a detailed explanation of what is needed, contact our Law Firm.

(5) Be Mindful of Dirty Tricks:
Be aware that Insurance Companies may attempt to run out the clock on your case. Some insurance companies may attempt to damage or destroy your case.

A) Delay Treatment: Some insurers may encourage the victimto postpone seeking medical attention or treatment. This in turn can negatively affect the value of a case as well as cause medical issues for the victim.

B) Statute of Limitations: A claimant only has a limited period to file an injury case in Texas, usually only two years from the date to loss. Some insurance adjusters will attempt to delay and/or postpone resolving a case, knowing the clock may run outbarring the claim. Pick up the phone and call us, today.

(6) Tell your Doctor About “Everything” that Hurts:
Don’t hold back. Your doctor needs to know about all of your injuries. Your medical records should include your specific medical complaints, the doctor’s findings, details of your injuries and the treatment that you have received. The insurance company will base its’ offer, in part, on this documentation. Therefore, if you fail to fully inform your doctor of everything that hurts or that is injured, you may damage your case and/or your health. Most insurance companies will not compensate a victim for undocumented injuries. For more information, call our Law Firm.

(7) Follow Your Doctor’s Orders:
Follow your treating Doctor’s Advice. If the doctor tells you to come in for treatment three days a week, but you can only go once a week, you may lessen the efficiency of the treatment and reduce the value of the case. It is important to understand that when it comes time for the insurance company to evaluate your claim they may contend that if you were truly injured, you would have followed your doctor’s recommendations and you would have made your appointments. For more information call our Law Firm.

(8) Keep a Diary
A diary can be one of the most effective pieces of evidence of your pain and suffering claim. A daily diary can help document and provide an accurate account of one’s injuries and pain. However, if you fail to document all of your pains or you include unrelated or incorrect information, diaries can be a disaster. Call our Law Firm, we can explain to you in detail how to best proceed.

(9) Be Careful What is Said
Insurance Companies are more aggressive today than ever before. They will try to use anything and everything you tell them against you. That is why it is so important to consult with an Injury Lawyer before speaking with any insurance company. Avoid giving a recorded statement to an insurance company until you have spoken to a lawyer.

The only people you should ever, I repeat ever speak to about your claim, is your Lawyer, the staff of your Lawyer, your Doctor and the staff of your Doctor. You never know if an off handed comment can and will be used against you at a later date. Call our Law Firm, we will work to protect you and your rights.

We are confident that if you follow these suggestions you can increase the value of your personal injury claim. You deserve to recover the proper amount of compensation for your pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses and lost wages. If you have been injured in an accident, put our Law Firm on your side, call us at 1.800.862.1260.
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