When you have suffered an injury due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person, business, or entity, you should not be held accountable for dealing with your injury on your own. A personal injury lawyer can help you gain fair compensation to cover bills such as property damage, medical costs, lost wages, and more. Some of the highest value costs are for aspects of your injury that do not come with a bill, like pain and suffering.
Our law firm understands that no amount of money can reverse the pain and trauma of being injured in an accident, however, a fair settlement can help you to cover expenses and move forward with your life after your personal injury case. This is why Attorney Lanease Fuller provides the best car accident and personal injury legal services throughout Harris County and the Greater Houston area. If you are seeking legal advice or legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney, reach out to our law office today.
Why You May Need To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, car accidents are everyday occurrences. Most personal injury claims in the United States are a result of an accident involving a car, truck, or other motor vehicle. Many of these accidents result in minor vehicle damage in the form of a “fender bender,” and can generally be handled alone through direct contact with an insurance company. However, car accidents that involve physical injury, fatality, or other significant damage may require legal representation with an experienced attorney.
An experienced lawyer can help you get compensation to cover any losses incurred due to the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and car repairs. In some states, a car accident lawyer may help you recover when a loved one is killed, especially if reckless driving, speeding, or drunk driving was involved.
What to Look For When Hiring a Car Accident Attorney
Auto accident attorneys cover a range of issues stemming from personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage. When looking for a lawyer, you should concentrate on their experience, skill level, commitment, location, and fee structure.
For example, your attorney should be well versed in state and national transportation laws, know how to deal with insurance and health care companies, and know how to effectively prepare and settle a case. It’s also important that you check the attorney’s background, references, and track record.
A good personal injury lawyer will typically accept your case on a contingency or “no win-no fee” basis if the attorney feels your case has any merit, so it’s important to check the attorney’s standard fee structure.
When To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
It is best to hire an attorney early to avoid any costly mistakes. The deadline for filing personal injury claims varies from state to state. Because you may need to pay for medical bills and/or cover lost wages, the sooner you contact an attorney, the better. In general, a person should contact an attorney shortly after the accident occurs — but before reaching a settlement with the insurance company.
Questions To Ask an Attorney
Before working with a lawyer, you should have as much detailed information and facts about the car accident and any injuries or financial losses as possible. Documents you might want to show your attorney after a motor vehicle accident may include your insurance policy, any police report you have, information exchanged at the accident scene, and medical records, among other things.
Below are some of the questions you should ask before hiring a car accident lawyer:
- What percentage of your practice is devoted to car accident cases?
- What experience do you have with the specific type of injury in question?
- What is a typical settlement range for cases similar to mine? (However, this can be a very difficult question to answer until you have completed treatment and know the full extent of your injuries.)
- How much of my car accident case will you actually handle?
- How are your fees structured?
- What out-of-pocket expenses am I responsible for?
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Attorney Fuller is a seasoned attorney with nearly three decades of experience representing a wide range of clients. This includes individuals who have suffered an injury due to another’s actions, individuals facing criminal charges, those who have been arrested for DWI, individuals who have found themselves in a civil litigation dispute, and those looking for legal guidance in business.
After filling out a client intake form, Attorney Lanease D. Fuller will take appropriate action in your case to help you get the results you are looking for. This includes but not limited to gathering evidence, going to trial, and earning a settlement that is appropriate for your specific situation. Reach out to us today to take the first step towards settling your case.
LANEASE D. FULLER LAW
4615 S. Frwy St. 820
Houston, TX 77051