Knowing the Law is Only Half the Battle: Knowing Your Opponents is Critical
Contrary to what you might think, knowing the law itself is only about 30 percent of the equation that produces a successful personal injury case. Much like being a successful race car driver or professional athlete, most legal triumphs are directly tied to the experience of your El Paso county personal injury attorney. This involves knowing how to precisely execute the procedures, proving the damages properly, and establishing a strong tie between the defendant’s actions and the plaintiff/victim’s injuries. Most importantly, however, is being able to convince a jury of the justness of your civil claim, which is how to win a personal injury trial. When it comes to any profession, from professional athlete to CPA to personal injury lawyer, experience wins.
Anyone can read a law book. And a lot of people are tenacious negotiators in life and know how to “do deals.” When it comes to personal injury, someone on your side must know how to apply the law by using the proper procedural methods.
Sadly, the majority of people don’t call an attorney until their chances of winning are extremely low. We can tell you through personal experience that those who call us quickly have a much easier time winning their damage claims and cases than those who wait until the last minute to call us; usually, once too much time has passed. By first attempting to represent themselves and handle the issue alone the victims are often misled by the insurance companies they have been corresponding with. Insurance companies know how to “shine-off” injury claimants and entice them with low-ball compensation amounts. We’ve spoken to many people who have settled, and then come to us when they realize they’ve been fooled into thinking they won, when in point of fact, not only did they lose, they got creamed.
Many times an insurance company pressures accident victims to settle their lawsuits for less than they are worth: sometimes much less. Now sometimes we believe accepting a fair settlement offer can be beneficial for an accident victim. But accepting an unfair settlement offer can be devastating for your legal rights because once accepted, you permanently give up your right to sue the defendant for more. The settlement is all that you will ever collect from the defendant. So it’s important not to accept an offer unless it’s fair. The only way to determine a fair settlement from an insurance company that wants to victimize you is with the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
Insurance companies’ strategy is to entice you with just enough fast cash that might get you back to even. What if that’s not the end of your expenses? You know it’s not the end of your financial obligations or even your recovery. Settlements you accept from an insurance company before you have an experienced lawyer on your side never benefit you in the long run. However, they’re always binding. Don’t let the defendant and their insurance company get away with paying you less than you deserve for your accident claim. Contact our Law Firm to learn what your case is really worth so that you know whether or not the defendant’s insurance company’s offer is truly fair, or merely the minimum amount they think your claim is worth settling.
Also, a non-attorney, or one who is inexperienced, or not respected by the defendants and their insurers, will never create fear in the minds of your opponents. Insurance companies know at least a thousand ways to defeat you and your inexperienced legal counsel. Do you know how you must respond to a motion for summary judgment or how you’re supposed to answer interrogatories? Can you effectively depose witnesses in order to get to the bottom of the facts in your case?
Can you investigate an accident scene? Can you follow the paper trail of defendants who try to hide their money? What recent rulings in Texas personal injury law might apply to your situation? What should you do if a counter-suit is filed against you and you must act quickly or your civil damage suit will get dismissed with prejudice (that means you can’t file again)? These examples are only a sampling of the hurdles common to the everyday activities encountered by the personal injury lawyers with our Law Firm.
The Injury Lawyers at our Law Offices Can Help
Before you speak with an insurance company, or accept even a single dollar of payment or compensation from any defendant, or sign anything, or attempt to file a lawsuit on your own, you must contact a competent lawyer. If you don’t do this immediately, you’re seriously compromising your legal rights to win fair compensation for your injuries, or for your beloved family member in the event of wrongful death at the hands of someone else’s clear negligence.
If you or someone you love has suffered from a personal injury, the injury attorneys at our Texas Law Offices stand ready to assist you and make sure you get the justice and reimbursement you deserve. We have been fighting for our injured clients for over 30 years and have won thousands of personal injury damage claims and cases worth millions and millions to dollars, We’ll do whatever it takes to help you, too.
Put our years of experience to work for you. If you want to know what your rights are, how to proceed with your claim and how much compensation you can secure from your personal injury case, regardless of how it happened or who is liable, we can answer all of your questions. Call a personal injury specialist with our Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.