How long does it take to settle an auto accident case?

Every auto accident injury case is very different, and the time it can take can range from weeks to months (or even years). Oftentimes, catastrophic injury cases with higher insurance limits, where our experienced car accident trial lawyers are seeking millions of dollars, take much longer to make that recovery because they often involve lawsuits. So the range of time can be very drastic, from a few months to a couple years. And if there are appeals (when the defendant loses in court), it could take even longer. But generally, it can take between six months and a year, on average.

If I get injured in a car wreck, but do not have insurance, what are my rights?

If you didn’t cause your car wreck injury, and you didn’t have liability insurance at that time, that fact alone will not prevent you from making a claim or going to court against the person who caused your injuries.

Your insurance (or immigration) status will not prevent our Dallas-Fort Worth car accident attorneys from helping you bring your case against the adverse party who’s negligence caused the wreck and your injuries.

How quickly should I contact an attorney after an injury car wreck?

After a car wreck you have no fault in, it is extremely important to contact an experienced Dallas car wreck attorney immediately.

The insurance companies often have people working for them immediately after an auto accident to ensure they can defend their insured driver (aka: the other person in your wreck). It is imperative you are in the same position to go up against those big insurance companies.

In cases where very serious injuries or death occurs, contact with an attorney is even more urgent. That way a personal injury attorney can ensure no evidence is lost and remains protected so justice can be brought to that case.

What constitutes pain and suffering in a Texas auto accident case?

Pain and suffering are very unique and individual elements to an accident or personal injury case, and the jury uses them when considering the amount of money awarded for damages.

These elements may include how often you’re in pain, the affects to your sleep, how many surgeries you’ve had, and what you may require in the future to maintain the quality of life you we’re likely to experience had it not been for the other party’s negligence. An experienced car accident attorney in Dallas is best suited to obtain a recovery which will cover the past, present, and future impact of your injury incident or car wreck.

What can I recover for injuries resulting from a hit-and-run accident?

A hit-and-run auto accident is a collision where one vehicle either strikes a vehicle or a pedestrian and then leaves the scene without rendering aid or exchanging information. If this happens to you, call law enforcement immediately because it’s a criminal act in Texas.

If you are able to capture the license plate, other vehicle identifying information, or information on who hit you – we may be able track them down with our investigative tools. The DFW car accident lawyers of Reyes Browne Reilley have the resources to successfully investigate hit-and-run cases, and we have been able to find many of those at fault.

Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

Do not give a recorded statement to the adverse insurance company.

The sole purpose of an insurance company’s request for a recorded statement is to gather information to either deny your claim or limit the amount of money they will be required to pay you. So it can absolutely affect your ability to make a fair recovery in your accident case. Remember that they already have a team of professionals and attorneys aligned against your best interests.

Politely tell the other insurance company you need to speak with your attorney, and someone will call them back. Then call the knowledgeable DFW car accident lawyers at Reyes Law, day or night, at 214-526-7900. With that one call, we’ll take it from there.

Should I negotiate with the insurance adjuster myself?

Never negotiate a car accident settlement with an insurance adjuster, on your own. They are trained to do so on a daily basis. You, as a victim, are not. There is a strong likelihood you will be taken advantage of, misled, and left without fair compensation. This is why you need the expertise of a professional Dallas car crash lawyer to negotiate on your behalf.

Should I allow the car insurance company to view my medical records?

After your car wreck injury, never give your insurance company or an adverse insurance company the authorization to access to your medical records until you have the approval of a car accident lawyer in Dallas. Doing so would allow them to gain access to confidential medical records not even relevant to your injuries. It then becomes much easier to blame injuries, caused by their insured, on that old sports injury.

The above scenario and others, including whether one should allow a recorded statement, are prime examples of why one needs an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure a fair recovery after someone else’s negligence has “wrecked” the day.

What are UM, UIM, and PIP insurance coverage?

Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage:

Uninsured motorist coverage protects you if you’re in an accident with an at-fault driver who doesn’t carry liability insurance.

Under-Insured Motorist (UIM) Coverage:

Underinsured motorist coverage steps in when you’re in a car accident with an at-fault driver whose liability limits are too low to cover the damage or medical expenses.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage:

PIP stands for personal injury protection, and it is an extension of your car insurance which covers medical expenses and, in some cases, even lost wages. It is often called “no-fault” coverage because its inherent comprehensiveness pays out claims regardless of who is at fault in the accident.