After a car accident, you may be thinking about what to do next. Of course, your medical needs should come first, but you’re also likely to face considerable financial and legal challenges.

It’s true that some auto accidents are minor or simple enough for you to handle on your own, but more complex cases and cases involving injuries will require more work and legal knowledge to work through. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, or denied insurance coverage, a Houston law firm can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Read on to learn just a few of the ways a Houston law firm can help you following an auto accident.

How a Law Firm Can Help You Get Car Accident Compensation

Auto accident attorneys are well-versed in the specific laws and guidelines surrounding auto accidents and auto accident claims. They know how the process works and how to guide you through every step. While there are endless ways that an auto accident attorney could potentially help you, below you can find a few key skills that auto accident attorneys bring to the table.

1. Capable Negotiation With Insurance Adjusters

Under Texas law, all drivers have to have at least a minimum amount of auto insurance. While this ensures that all drivers have access to at least some level of compensation for accidents they didn’t cause, it isn’t always easy to navigate the insurance claims process. Like all other companies, insurance providers are in the business of making money, and they may try to use questionable or even illegal tactics to try to deny your claim.

In order to get you to admit things that may hurt your claim, insurers may call right after an accident when your mind is still healing or feeling fuzzy. On the other hand, they may delay handling your claim in order to discourage you from continuing to negotiate. In truth, there are many different techniques that insurers may use to dupe you, but an auto accident attorney can protect you.

2. Experience Navigating Accident Laws

Unless you went to law school or passed the bar, you may not have the necessary knowledge of the law to handle a complicated car accident case. Attorneys with experience handling automobile accidents know the rules that apply specifically to you and your situation. 

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, it may be in your best interest to leave the process of navigating complex legal systems in the hands of the professionals, auto accident attorneys. You can certainly do your own research into auto laws, but remember that an attorney knows how these laws work in practice and can help you get financial relief.

3. Knowledge of Necessary and Effective Evidence

After an auto accident, your attorney will work tirelessy to collect and organize all evidence needed to prove your claim. You will need specific evidence that supports your case. Your lawyer will know the evidence that you need, and will know where to get it or who to ask:

  • Traffic cameras
  • Eyewitness testimonials
  • Police reports

While an attorney can help you collect evidence in the days and months following an accident, there is also evidence that you will want to collect immediately following the accident. There are a few simple steps that you can follow after an accident to keep yourself safe and legally protected.

4. Experience Properly Filing Claims and Cases

Following your accident, an attorney with a Houston law firm can organize and fully document your case for filing with insurance agencies or the court. Each type of filing requires specific evidence and documentation, and an experienced auto accident lawyer will know what is needed to file your case.

Along with insurance claims, you may also need to file a car accident lawsuit in order to get the reliaf you deserve. Keep in mind that this process can be even more challenging, making it all the more likely that you will need the assistance of an attorney.

5. Dedicated and Thorough Fight for Compensation

Following an auto accident, you’re likely to face medical bills, repair costs, transportation costs, and other bills, all while being out of work for your recovery. The financial burden of an auto accident can be life-changing, but it can also be difficult to prove that you are owed the full amount of compensation that you need. After an accident, an attorney can help you gather evience and documentation to make claims for the following losses, and more:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages 
  • Disability
  • Vehicle replacement or repairs
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Lost relationships

There are many factors that can affect the amount of compensation that you can receive following an accident, but an auto accident attorney can help you make a claim for as much financial relief as possible. 

The Auto Attorneys of Lapeze & Johns Are Here to Help!

Unfortunately, accidents happen every day. If you’re ever involved in a Texas auto accident, it’s important that you have access to capable legal representatio to help you prove your case.

At the Houston law firm of Lapeze & Johns, our team of experienced auto accident attorneys are ready to help you fight for the financial relief and justice that you deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a car accident attorney to learn how we can help with your case. 

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in Texas, the Houston law firm of Lapeze and Johns is here for you! Let us help you get justice!

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About Keith Lapeze

Keith Lapeze co-founded Lapeze & Johns with the focus of delivering dependable legal services to individuals hurt in accidents caused by negligence. After graduating third in his class from Louisiana State University Law Center, Mr. Lapeze continued his calling through commercial, environmental, and tort litigation where he is admitted to practice in both Texas and Louisiana, the United States Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Read more about Keith Lapeze here.

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