Trusted And Trial-Tested Representation For Texas Car Accident Victims
Texas has more miles of road than any other state, a fact that is reflected in the rates of auto accidents. If you were seriously injured by the negligence of another driver, you deserve full and fair compensation. But you cannot count on insurance companies to do the right thing. The wise move is to consult an experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney.
In Mansfield and surrounding areas, you can find the help you’re looking for at Bradlyn J. Cole & Associates, PLLC. With more than a decade of legal experience, attorney Cole has proven to be an effective legal advocate both in and out of the courtroom. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of injured Texans. Chances are good that he can help you, too.
Which Damages Can You Claim After A Car Accident?
In legal speak, “damages” refers to monetary compensation owed for harms and losses suffered. Each accident is unique, so the type and amount of damages will vary. That being said, victims can often seek damages for things like:
- Medical bills (current and future)
- Lost wages from time spent unable to work
- Reduction in or loss of earning capacity for those who suffer permanent disability or are unable to return to the work they used to perform
- Property damage
- Costs of services and adaptations needed to compensate for a disability
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
Defendants commonly try to argue that a car accident victim already had an existing injury and that the defendant is therefore not liable for harm to that body part. Thankfully, Texas law recognizes that preexisting conditions or injuries are compensable if they were made worse by the accident. This is known as the “eggshell plaintiff” rule.
Working With An Aggressive Personal Injury Attorney Is Critical To Your Financial Recovery
After the accident, insurers will likely reach out to you with a quick settlement offer. While it may seem tempting to resolve your claim quickly, the initial settlement offer will almost certainly be far less than what you need and far less than what your case is worth.
Unfortunately, even talking to insurers in the aftermath of the accident could be risky. Insurance adjusters are looking for any reason to absolve themselves of liability. Therefore, they may ask leading questions to get you to admit fault for the crash or to claim that your injuries are only minor. When you hire Mr. Cole, he can handle all these interactions on your behalf so that you don’t do or say anything that could weaken your case.
Don’t Wait To Take Legal Action – Time Is Limited
In Texas, the statute of limitations on most personal injury claims is two years from the date of injury. Even within that small window of opportunity, it is important to seek legal help as soon as reasonably possible. As time passes, evidence can be lost and witness memories fade. Contacting a personal injury lawyer quickly preserves and maximizes your legal options.
As soon as you contact the firm, attorney Cole will begin a rigorous, thorough and independent investigation of your claim. He will identify the at-fault parties and work to build a compelling case for how and why they are liable.
Discuss Your Legal Options With A Local Attorney For Free
Bradlyn J. Cole & Associates, PLLC, is located in Mansfield and serves clients throughout the surrounding areas of Texas. The firm offers free initial consultations and takes personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay no legal fees until and unless attorney Cole helps you recover compensation.