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It’s rare that anyone sets out to deliberately injure another, but it’s not uncommon for people to engage in what the law terms “negligent” conduct.

If you’ve suffered a serious injury or a catastrophic loss because someone wasn’t paying appropriate attention, the law entitles you to compensation. A lawyers job is to recover the maximum amount you’re entitled to. Don’t short-change yourself by thinking you can do this on your own, or by playing into the hands of the insurer for the individual or company that’s responsible for your harm.

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Many people make the mistake of thinking if they play fair with an insurance adjuster, their good faith will be returned in equal measure.

Don’t be naive!

Insurers don’t make profits by paying claims. Your recorded statement will be twisted by adjusters and insurance lawyers to minimize their paymaster’s monetary exposure, even when its your insurance company asking the questions! Your medical records will be scoured for minor details that can be used to undermine your claim. Your social media postings, your e-mails, your personal diaries…all fair game to discredit you in the eyes of an insurance adjuster.

Before you talk to Allstate, State Farm, Farmers, Progressive, Travelers, or any insurance company or claims administrator, talk to us!

Did you know if your medical insurer paid for some of your treatment you’ll have to pay that insurer back from your personal injury settlement? We understand how to fight, negotiate, and reduce these “subrogation” or “reimbursement” claims from your medical insurer. Sometimes this involves complex application of federal law, and you would be ill-advised to attempt to chart a course through these waters without counsel.

Jonathan Winocour has written about some particularly troubling recent developments in Texas personal injury law. For more information about representation in motor vehicle collision cases, call us at 214 575 6060.