What Should I Do After an Injury?
If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you may be wondering what you should do next. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated, particularly if your injury is the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct. Contact the Houston personal injury attorneys with The Krist Law Firm, P.C. at 281-283-8500 for advice on what to do after you’ve been injured.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You After an Accident
An experienced personal injury attorney should be able to answer any questions you may have, explain what you can expect if you pursue a claim, and determine your best legal options. If you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, your lawyer will need to conduct an investigation, collect evidence surrounding the accident, and consult with doctors to assess your injuries and review your medical records. Collecting evidence may include taking photographs of the accident scene, interviewing any eyewitnesses, and reviewing police reports. It may also be necessary for your attorney to consult with specialists to establish your claim.
It is important to understand that the insurance company is not looking out for your best interest. Insurance adjusters will attempt to pay out the least amount possible for your claim, and they may pressure you to settle. Once you have signed a settlement agreement, you are not entitled to seek additional compensation for your injuries. You should not agree to a settlement until you have spoken to a personal injury attorney and you know the full extent of your injuries.
Regardless of whether you choose to settle your case or go to trial, having the right attorney by your side throughout the legal process is the best way to protect yourself and ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve.
What You May Be Able to Recover
Depending on the type of injury and the length of recovery time, you may be unable to return to work for a significant period of time. The financial and emotional toll of a serious injury can be daunting. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Physical limitations
To best protect your legal rights, you should consult with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we have extensive experience handling person injury cases involving mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries; neck, back, and spinal cord injuries; and catastrophic injuries, such as burns, electrocutions, and wrongful death. We understand the stress and uncertainty you may be feeling and we are here to guide you every step of the way.
Know Your Rights And Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at The Krist Law Firm, P.C.
Over the past 40 years, the personal injury attorneys at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. have helped countless individuals obtain compensation for their injuries. Our experienced attorneys have represented victims of virtually every kind of accident, including maritime accidents, car and trucking accidents, work-related accidents, and injuries caused by a dangerous or defective product. We understand the unique challenges presented by a serious injury and we will fight to get you the maximum compensation so that you can focus on rebuilding your life.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident, contact The Krist Law Firm, P.C. at 281-283-8500 today to discuss your legal options.