When to Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- An automobile accident brings with it a lot of questions and uncertainty. When auto accidents result in loss of life, there is even more uncertainty with an incredible amount of emotional distress as a family attempts to grieve for the loss of loved ones.
If you or one of your loved ones is injured in a car accident, it’s important to know when the best time to hire an attorney is, and, in the modern world, evidence is being collected by the insurance company from the moment a claim is reported to them. What this means for an individual injured in an automotive accident is that every action or inaction you take will affect the outcome of your case.
Horrific Tragedy in Spring
On March 14, 2021, Porsha Branch, a 28-year-old mother and her three, young children were struck from behind by a drunk driver on FM 2920 near Gosling in Spring, TX. The impact of the accident was so great that it resulted in damage to seven cars. Ms. Branch’s vehicle caught fire at the scene, and all four members of the Branch family, including a seven-month-old, two-year-old and five-year-old, passed away. The Branch family suffered a great tragedy.
This is both disheartening and troubling as the number of deaths due to car accidents is on the rise in Texas.
A Recent Study
In a recent article, released in early March, 2021, a study was conducted over a seven-day period that analyzed drivers on Houston roads. According to Texas State driving records, “Drivers would crash at least 2,777 times, and one in 40 of those incidents would end with someone being seriously injured, and one out of 11 incidents would end with a fatal car accident,” as it said in the investigative report.
During the week-long study, on Tuesday, at 11:43 p.m. just a few minutes before midnight, a man lost control of his Nissan Maxima. The car ended up wrapped around a tree, and the victim lost his life. The police report said speeding may have been a factor in the crash.
In all automobile accidents, whether there is a loss of life or not, it can be confusing when is the “best” or “right” time to hire an attorney to represent you. Sometimes, you don’t know if the case will go to court or not, so when do you “lawyer up” after a car accident?
Hiring an attorney means you are hiring a trusted professional who is an expert in his or her line of work. It is his job to represent you after the car accident as your advocate.
With so many moving parts involved, automobile accidents can quickly become very sticky situations. The lawyers will know how best to mitigate the problems and find the solutions that will lead to the desired outcome.
We do the Legwork
Because there is so much involved in personal injury cases, an investigation has to be done to get all of the details about the incident. Several questions will come up: How will I pay for the medical bills? Who will pay for the funeral? How will I get to work tomorrow? What’s going to happen next?
Hiring an attorney provides counsel and guidance during what can be an incredibly stressful and long process. The Tough Law Firm walks through each step with you, explaining the often-confounding legal process and helping obtain the best outcome for you.
Advocating For You
Perhaps one of the most important ways an attorney can help you after a car accident, whether it is a fatal accident or not, is by being your advocate. We act on your behalf during the entire process and work diligently to compensate you for your injuries and losses.
Having an experienced, knowledgeable and trusted attorney by your side means you don’t have to go at it alone!
Have you or a loved one recently been involved in an accident? Contact us today to learn your rights. The consultation is free, but the difference will last a lifetime.