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November 19, 2019

Texas Car Accident Claim Process

When you’re hurt in a car accident, it can be a disorienting experience. You’re hurt, and now, you’re struggling to recover from the process. Now, you may be concerned about the process for your recovery. You might even feel overwhelmed by the steps you need to take for your claim. 

If your accident has left you overwhelmed, your lawyer from Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can help. We can walk you through your Texas car accident claim process, so you know what to expect following your car crash. 

Your Accident Report

Once your accident happens, you might be worried about the time you have to file an accident report. You’re injured and seeking medical care, but what about the police and your legal steps after an accident? 

Typically, you’ll be required to file an accident report in Texas if the damage was worth more than $1,000, or if someone was injured. In these cases, the police may file an accident report, so you may need to ensure this happened before you leave the scene of the accident, if possible. 

Talking to the Insurance Company 

You’ll also need to inform the insurance company as soon as possible after the crash. They may be your first option to settle your claim after an accident, and they’ll need to be notified of the accident for your records even if you don’t end up receiving a settlement from them. 

However, keep in mind that what you say can be used against you. If you take any blame for the accident, for example, they may use that to reduce the value of your claim. These companies are for-profit businesses, which means they may use unfair tactics to avoid paying your compensation. Fortunately, your Texas lawyer can calculate your claim’s worth before you accept a settlement. 

When to File a Lawsuit

If you’ve suffered major injuries after an accident, but the insurance company isn’t willing to help, you may need to file a claim against the responsible driver. You and your attorney can review the evidence against them and build your claim from there. 

Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it easy to get your compensation. You’re already injured, and now, the responsible party may be trying to shift the blame onto you. If this is the case, your attorney will need to focus on showing how the other party was at fault, before your compensation is reduced or dismissed completely.

Contact a Texas Car Crash Attorney for Guidance 

If you’re injured in an auto wreck, the Texas car accident claim process may be a little confusing. You’re facing a complicated situation, even if the insurance company steps in to help. Sadly, they may only step in to dispute your claim, which keeps you from the compensation you need. 

That’s why you need the experience and knowledge on your side that an attorney from Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can bring. We know you’re in the middle of a difficult claim, and we’re ready to help, starting with a free consultation. If you’re ready for your claim, simply reach out by giving your lawyer a call at 214-522-9404 or by filling out the contact form below.