Simplified Guide to Filing a Personal Injury Claim with a Houston Attorney
Handling a personal injury claim on your own can be complex. Seeking legal representation from a Houston personal injury attorney ensures that the at-fault party is held accountable for their actions. Our experienced legal team works diligently to help you recover the compensation needed for medical care and related expenses resulting from your injury. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our personal injury law firm today.
Common Personal Injury Cases
- Car Accident Injury: If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by someone else, you could be eligible for financial compensation. Our attorney, Lanease Fuller, is skilled in communicating with insurance adjusters to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
- Medical Malpractice: If you’ve suffered injury due to improper medical treatment, you may have a medical malpractice case. Our team can guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your injuries.
- Slip and Fall Injuries: If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident on public or private property, you may be entitled to compensation. Working with an experienced attorney can strengthen your case and increase your chances of receiving fair compensation.
- Wrongful Death: When negligence results in the death of another person, their family may have a wrongful death claim. Seeking compensation can help provide financial support and closure for the bereaved.
- Commercial Vehicle and Truck Accidents: Handling cases involving businesses can be complex. An experienced commercial vehicle accident attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Give your lawyer the whole story
The conversations you have with your personal injury lawyer are confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege so you can tell the truth without fear of others finding out. Your lawyer must keep what you say in strict confidence. Don’t omit details about the events in an accident just because they may be embarrassing or you think make you look like you did something wrong. A good injury attorney will take all the facts of your case and know how to present less flattering elements in the best possible light and keep the impact to a minimum. If your lawyer first hears about an important detail that you omitted from the lawyer on the other side, it can have devastating effects on your personal injury case. Caught unprepared, he/she is at a disadvantage in keeping potentially unfavorable facts from hurting your case and it can make it impossible to disprove negative accusations if there is not time to investigate. Be sure to tell your lawyer everything and answer all questions truthfully.
Go to doctor appointments and follow doctor recommendations
Since you hired a personal injury lawyer, you must have an injury. Therefore, getting well should be your first priority. You can’t do that if you aren’t going to the doctor or aren’t following your doctor’s recommendations for treatment or therapy. If you miss your doctor appointments, you are telling the other side that you must not be hurt and therefore, don’t need any compensation for your injuries or medical bills.
Don’t talk about your case with anyone but your lawyer
Don’t tell your friends, family or coworkers about your personal injury lawsuit. Insurance companies will try and manipulate things you say and use them against you to reduce the compensation paid. This includes not mentioning your case on your blog, Facebook, MySpace or Twitter. See #4 below.
Put a hold on Facebook and Twitter
What you say in a post, tweet or status update can reveal a lot of about your activities and state of mind. If you are claiming serious injuries, but tweet about an upcoming deep sea fishing trip or post photos of you learning to snowboard, you can be sure an insurance company will find them and use them against you. Insurance companies are not above sending private investigators to physically follow those claiming injuries and following someone in cyberspace is just as easy and effective. Don’t rely on privacy settings of social media applications to protect you. It is better to avoid making any updates until after your case has closed. Learn more about social networking and personal injury cases”.
Supply all requested documents on time
You will need to fill out a variety of forms and provide insurance and medical documents periodically to your personal injury lawyer. Return any forms fully completed and provide documents in a timely manner to keep your case progressing and help your lawyer meet any filing deadlines. The legal process will naturally take long enough, see #6 below. Don’t add to that by taking extra time to provide requested information after your accident.
After a car accident, collecting necessary information such as police reports, information from witnesses, and paperwork from doctors takes time. Additionally, when injuries are involved there must be a confirmation and stabilization of medical conditions so time must pass while you receive medical tests and start to heal. Naturally, the insurance company will drag its feet before making any payments. Do not plan on getting a check in a week. If a personal injury lawyer tries to quickly settle your case you could lose out on all the compensation you may be entitled to receive.
If you don’t understand something about your personal injury case, ask your lawyer to explain it. You should be aware of status of your case and what to expect along the way. This is your case. The more you understand, the better you can participate and help your lawyer and your case.
Listen to your lawyer
You chose an experienced personal injury attorney because he/she can use the law to help you maximize the compensation you can receive for your injuries, lost wages and other pain and suffering after your car accident. What a lawyer may ask you to do (or not do) or the information you are requested to provide is based on their experience and knowledge of the law. For that reason, you should listen to your lawyer and cooperate with requests in order for you to secure the best possible outcome after your accident.
Houston Personal Injury Lawyer: Maximizing Your Compensation and Seeking Justice
Having a personal injury lawyer by your side is essential for maximizing compensation in your case. Insurance companies and other entities often work against you, attempting to minimize your injury claims. With a trusted personal injury lawyer in Houston, you can navigate around the obstacles designed to limit your rightful compensation.
No matter the circumstances of your injury – whether it occurred in a car accident, workplace, retail store, or elsewhere – we are here to assist you. Our dedicated team will fight for justice in your case, seeking fair compensation for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us today to discover how we can achieve the results you deserve in your personal injury case.
The Purpose of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
While no amount of money can erase the pain of an injury, financial compensation can alleviate immediate and future expenses. Medical bills, property damage, lost wages, therapy, and suffering are some costs that can be addressed through compensation. An experienced attorney can help you quantify the amount you’re owed and handle communication with insurance companies.
Free Consultation With A Houston Personal Injury Law Firm
If you or a loved one seek financial compensation after an accident, reach out to our team. We assist individuals injured due to others’ reckless or negligent actions, guiding them throughout the process of proving fault and securing deserved compensation.
Meet Attorney Lanease D. Fuller:
With almost three decades of experience, Attorney Fuller represents various clients in personal injury, criminal defense, DWI cases, civil litigation, and business matters. She takes appropriate actions, such as gathering evidence and pursuing settlements or trials, tailored to each case’s unique circumstances. Reach out to us today to take the first step in resolving your case.
LANEASE D. FULLER LAW
4615 S. Frwy St. 820
Houston, TX 77051
View our Google Listing