At Thiessen Law Firm, we go above and beyond to transform all personal injury cases into personal injury success stories. In our most recent endeavor, we were able to collect $100,000 following a nasty traffic accident. Check out the story and learn how the Thiessen Law Firm is using our signature touch to earn big wins on personal injury cases.
$4,000 in vehicle damage, $100,000 auto accident payout
This personal injury success story began with a mother who got hurt in a car accident. Even though there were injuries sustained, her insurance company refused to pay her medical expenses. Fortunately, we were there to help her fight back with the help of our good friends at the Law Office of Adam Thiessen.
When all was said and done, we won our client $100,000 total to pay for her medical expenses, the $4,000 in damage to her vehicle and the emotional toll the accident left in its wake. But winning a personal injury case isn’t just about fighting aggressively — good personal injury lawyers balance a number of strategies and legal standards to build your case. Let’s break it down.
Beating insurance companies at their own game
It’s sad but true — the average insurance company is full of promises when you sign your contracts, and the average personal injury settlement doesn’t reflect those promises. When it’s their turn to pay up, insurance companies have a habit of finding excuses not to give you money.
Each insurance company has their own bag of tricks and tactics for unfairly denying claims — methods we can recognize from a mile away. If you are or ever become injured in a car accident, DO NOT agree to settle until you speak with your lawyer.
You would be shocked by how much money you could be leaving on the table, money that could offset your expenses if your accident left you unable to work and/or requiring surgery.
Setting your case up for success
As a full-service firm, Thiessen Law Firm has the experience and expertise necessary to fight for fair settlements against big trucking companies and everyday drivers alike — knowledge that equips our team for injury settlements where the laws are a bit more complicated than they are in your average fender-bender.
Because Texas is an “at fault” state for auto accidents, anyone injured and/or financially damaged by an automobile or truck accident has the right to file an insurance claim and/or a lawsuit against the party legally at fault for the accident. Proving fault is crucial to a successful case, and the steps you take immediately after the accident can be the difference between receiving little-to-no payout or the money you deserve.
If you or a loved one were hurt in an automobile or truck accident and want to turn your suffering into a personal injury success story, here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Report the accident ASAP. If your accident resulted in death, injury, or property damage in excess of $10,000, you are legally required to file a crash report within 10 days. It is very important that you do this quickly and accurately, as missing details can be filled in unfavorably by the driver at fault.
- Seek out witnesses and build your case. Take control of the situation by contacting witnesses and doing as much as you can to preserve evidence (weather reports, pictures of the scene, etc.) to help establish a clear picture of what happened in the accident.
- Call a lawyer and don’t enter into any agreements. Insurance companies aren’t likely to make the offer you deserve the first one they present. Don’t sign anything or accept any payouts until you have spoken to a lawyer and reviewed the facts of your case.
- Consider getting a second opinion from another attorney. Not all lawyers are as skilled at handling car accident settlements for pain and suffering as well as others. Getting a second opinion attorney will help put your mind at ease that you and your lawyer are making the right choices.
Become one of Thiessen’s personal injury success stories
Bad things happen to good people, and when those things happen, we’re here to make sure that justice is properly served. If our client had agreed to settle, she’d be $100,000 poorer with the same medical bills, lost wages, and more stacked against her.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car or truck accident, don’t let the insurance company decide what you do and don’t deserve. Instead, let us put our aggressive, creative courtroom strategies to use for you. Call Houston personal injury lawyer attorney Mark Thiessen and team at (713) 864-9000 to schedule your free consultation and get your case off to the right start.