Why hire a personal injury lawyer?
After suffering an injury in an accident, your life can be seriously disrupted. Work, recreation, family, sporting activities, socializing – it can all be affected. Your ability to earn income may be reduced or non-existent and your quality of life may deteriorate.
So, once you have received the necessary emergency medical care and provided information to the police so that they can compile an accident report, it’s best to seek legal assistance. In these situations, an experienced hand to guide you through the legal steps to claim compensation can help you navigate difficult times.
It can be challenging to deal with aggressive loss adjusters at insurance companies and all the paperwork. The adjuster’s job is to settle your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible and you should not consider settling quickly without taking legal advice.
The loss adjuster will probably try to call you but you are not obliged to provide any information. Any information you do provide will likely be used against you.
If you hire an attorney from Houston & Alexander, PLLC, all communications with the insurance company can be channeled through our offices. Our attorneys are accustomed to doing what’s necessary for clients to achieve their goals and are prepared for litigation if an agreeable settlement is not forthcoming.
By retaining a personal injury lawyer early on, you will protect your rights and reduce the stress of the situation for you and your family.
What can you claim for personal injury?
Many personal injury cases are settled out of court. Insurance companies generally try to save on unnecessary legal costs. They are also aware that court-adjudicated settlements may be higher than those agreed out of court.
The size of the payout from your personal injury claim will depend largely on the following factors:
The extent of your injury and the medical bills incurred
The physical and emotional losses you have suffered as a result of the injury
Whether your future earning capacity is affected
The skills and experience of your personal injury lawyer
In general, you will be able to claim some or all of the following from your accident:
Damages that compensate you for out-of-pocket expenses concerning your medical care and recovery
Cost of future care paid in advance for projected expenses required for your recovery
Economic losses incurred by having to miss time from work or failed/delayed career advancements
Compensation for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
Once you start the claims process with us, our attorneys should be able to provide you with some ballpark figures of what you can expect, based on experience.
Strong advocacy with a personal touch
When you engage an attorney from Houston & Alexander. PLLC, you can be certain that we will protect your rights and fight for your best interests.
The details are key in personal injury cases. That’s why we are exhaustive in our approach from the outset. We will keep the communication channels open so that we obtain the information we need and keep you in the loop with progress on your case.
We understand that if you have been hit with extensive out-of-pocket expenses, you may need reimbursement as soon as possible. However, your long-term interests are generally best served by allowing us to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
Your attorney will prepare a compelling personal injury claim or lawsuit that aims for the best possible outcome for your present and future needs.
Can you afford a lawyer?
Most people don’t want to hire lawyers unless absolutely necessary. We get that. They call us in troubled times.
At Houston & Alexander, PLLC, we want to be here for you when you need us. We will represent you on a contingency basis – we get paid (a pre-agreed percentage) only if we obtain compensation for you.
That way, you can afford to hire an experienced lawyer to help you.
Looking for help with a personal injury claim in Chattanooga?
Personal injury cases are rarely straightforward. When the subject of liability comes up and insurance companies are involved, matters tend to become complex.
During your free initial consultation, an attorney from Houston & Alexander, PLLC can review your case and discuss possible strategies for obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Call us at our Chattanooga office today at (423) 933-1972 or contact us online.