Any time someone sustains a significant injury in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, there are plenty of questions they may have regarding what happens next. They don’t know what options they have or their rights.
One thing that becomes apparently clear quickly is the need for a car accident attorney who understands the laws, the tactics of the defendant and their insurance company, as well as what options you may have.
Here are some reasons why having an Austin car accident attorney is very important.
Avoid Being Taken Advantage Of
One situation that individuals may run into when navigating the post-accident process is the insurance company of the defendant trying to take advantage of their rights. This is because insurance companies are trying to pay out as little as possible to injury victims.
They may try to turn liability on you, as well as minimizing the impact of your injury in hopes of paying out a smaller settlement. It’s difficult to handle on your own, so having someone who has handled this type of situation before is beneficial.
The Tactics of the Insurance Company
One of the tactics used by the insurance company is recording conversations with you. The hope is that you’ll agree to a conversation with them, recording it, and using some of your statements against you by either bringing up past statements or claiming your story has changed.
You should make sure you let the insurance company know that you are not willing to speak without having your lawyer. When they know you have strong legal representation, it helps to prevent them from violating your rights.
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, our Austin car accident attorneys have decades of experience representing individuals injured due to someone else’s negligence. As such, we know what’s needed to help you through the complex legal battles.
Our team knows what it takes to help you and we are truly dedicated to going the extra mile when your rights are on the line.
For a free consultation, we encourage you to contact us today.