Why You Should Hire a Good Injury Lawyer
A car crash is not an everyday occurrence. Most people also have little experience dealing with insurance companies and legal systems generally. You, therefore, benefit from having somebody by your side who knows the law well and who understands how to negotiate successfully with your insurance company.
Berenson Injury Law has been helping North Texas auto accident victims close to 40 years. Mr. Berenson is a Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified personal injury trial attorney and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He earned these honors through professionalism, quality work and a proven track record of high dollar recoveries. Most important, Bill Berenson is your zealous advocate who truly cares about helping you.
An experienced lawyer can make all the difference. Our goal is to recover the maximum possible damages award and to keep your case moving forward as expeditiously as we can.How an Experienced Injury Attorney Can Help Fort Worth Residents and Others
An experienced attorney meticulously investigates your claim to learn what happened, who is responsible and how much the case is worth. Our accident attorney aggressively negotiates for your rightful compensation and, if necessary, is ready to take your claim to trial.
To drive your claim toward a successful, timely conclusion, our attorney might:
- Conduct discovery to gather relevant evidence
- Subpoena phone records in a texting while driving case
- Depose witnesses who can shed light on the accident
- Analyze medical records, police reports and other crucial evidence
- File an emergency motion to prohibit the destruction of evidence
- Consult with experts who support our case strategies
- Negotiate an equitable settlement with the insurance company
- Litigate your claim in court, if in your best interests
- Negotiate with your medical providers to reduce your bills
Because of our close to four decades of representing car crash victims in Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding North Texas communities, injury lawyer Bill Berenson knows what actions can hurt the success of an otherwise good claim. Do not make these common mistakes:
Do not assume your insurance company will be fair
Ultimately, an insurance company makes its money by accepting more premiums than it pays out in damages. This model encourages low settlements. You need a representative who truly understands your rights and the value of your claim to advocate for your fair treatment. Do not give a recorded statement
Your insurance agent is trained to poke holes in your story and coax you to admit fault. During a recorded phone call, your words may be taken out of context and twisted into a meaning that is beneficial to the insurance company and detrimental to you. Texas law does not require you to give a recorded statement, and doing so without your lawyer present can only harm your case.
Do not agree to a settlement without knowing all the facts
Do not be tempted to accept a settlement offer before you fully understand the extent of your injuries. Once you accept the settlement, you forfeit your right to future damages even if you later discover your injuries are far worse than you thought. Under our contingency fee arrangement, you do not pay attorneys’ fees until the end of the case, so you can get the answers you need without risk of taking on further debt.
Do not wait to hire a good personal injury lawyer
Texas law imposes a two-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, but you should not wait until the deadline approaches to act. First, important evidence may be destroyed: The police clear the crash scene; the city improves the unsafe road condition that triggered the crash; the at-fault driver repairs his vehicle; videos are taped over; and witnesses forget the details. Second, we are in a stronger negotiating position if we act aggressively soon after your crash.
What is your claim worth? What are your options for recovery? How can an experienced attorney help? Call 817-885-8000 to discuss these questions with Fort Worth injury lawyer Bill Berenson. You have nothing to lose — your first consultation is free and Berenson Injury Law handles your claim on contingency.