Lubbock, TX Car Accident Claim Compensation
4708 67th St #200
Lubbock, TX 79414
Call (806) 557-0000
Automobile accidents can have a devastating impact on your life. Unfortunately,
car collisions represent one of the most common ways a person in Lubbock,
Texas, is injured because of the negligence of someone else.
An alarming 17,000 people sustained serious injuries in car accidents in
Texas last year, including in and around Lubbock, according to the Texas
Department of Transportation. Over 3,000 people were killed in Texas car
accidents in 2015.
If you, or a loved one, has been involved in an automobile accident, retaining
the professional services of a Lubbock car accident lawyer is the key
strategy to employ to best ensure appropriate compensation for injuries,
damages, and losses.
Dealing with Automobile Insurance Companies
The automobile insurance industry is huge business. Annual revenue generated
in the United States is about $300 billion, according to IBIS World, an
organization that tracks earning data of this nature.
Automobile insurance companies are in business for one primary reason,
and that purpose is not to pay large claims settlements. Insurance companies
exist to make money for their shareholders. Profits to investors increase
when the amount of money paid in claims to injured men, women, and children
A typical automobile insurance claims adjuster, or other representative,
will employ every imaginable ploy to prevent you from obtaining the compensation
that you deserve as a result of the injuries and losses you sustained
in a car accident. An insurance company has an arsenal of tactics to hamper
your claim, including trying to force you into an early, low-dollar settlement.
At the other end of the spectrum, an automobile insurance company may try
to drag out the claim settlement process. An insurer hopes that prolonging
a final settlement of your claim may leave you with no alternative but
to settle for a low dollar amount. Once a claim drags on for an extended
period of time, you very well may be left feeling that some money is better
than no money for a long time.
A Lubbock car accident attorney, like a member of the legal team at The
Doan Law Firm, possesses the experience and wherewithal to take on even
the most aggressive automobile insurance company. The legal team at the
firm is always interested in meeting with people like you to discuss your
case. The firm can be reached around the clock at 806-557-0000.
The Statute of Limitations
When pursuing compensation in a car accident case, you face a multitude
of deadlines. These include deadline associated with the insurance claim
settlement process itself, which are set forth in an automobile insurance
policy and even in Texas statutes and regulations.
The failure to meet a deadline can have catastrophic consequences for you.
The Texas Statute of Limitations is a prime example.
The Texas Statute of Limitations establishes a deadline by which a car
accident lawsuit must be filed. According to this important law, you must
file a lawsuit in your car accident case within two years of the date
of the incident.
If you fail to meet this deadline, you can forever be precluded from pursuing
your case any further. You can end up receiving none of the compensation
to which you really are entitled because of the negligence of someone else.
Compensation in a Lubbock Car Accident Case
The specific facts and circumstances surrounding your car accident determine
what types of injuries, losses, and damages qualify for compensation.
With that noted, there are some types of losses that commonly are what
legally is known as compensable. These are:
- medical expenses and bills
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish
- permanent disability
- property damage
- lost income
A Lubbock car accident lawyer is experienced with the insurance claims
settlement and personal injury lawsuit processes. He or she knows what
can and cannot be done to maximize compensation in your case.
In addition, a Lubbock car accident attorney understands the strategies
necessary to ensure that any settlement or judgment includes compensation
for future losses as well. For example, you may face medical treatment
well into the future. You may continue to be afflicted with pain and suffering.
You may continue to miss work because of your injuries. A Lubbock personal
injury attorney can develop compelling arguments, supported by crucial
data, to obtain appropriate compensation for losses that you reasonably
can expect to incur in the future.
Retain a Lubbock Car Accident Lawyer
A Lubbock car accident attorney at The Doan Law Firm stands ready to schedule
an initial consultation at your convenience. An initial appointment with
an attorney can be scheduled immediately by telephoning 806-557-0000.
The telephone line is open 24 hours a day, 356 days a year. There is no
fee charged to you for an initial consultation with an experienced personal
injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm.
The Doan Law Firm:
4708 67th St #200
Lubbock, TX 79414