The Houston Auto Accident Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office often have potential clients call them when it is too late. How does this happen? When an insurance company knows one of its’ insureds has been at fault in a car accident they immediately know that they want to limit how much they have to pay as quickly as possible. They know if a traffic accident victim gets to DeSimone Law Office before they talk to an insurance company that the accidnet victim will be fully informed of their rights to collect monies for personal injuries and will be able to act in their own best interests. What the insurance company hopes will happen is the following. They hope to contact an accident victim as early as at the scene of the accident. This tactic is legal even though it would be illegal for an attorney to do so. Why is that? The laws of the state legislature are influenced by those with the money to do so which means the insurance companies, not your average citizen out struggling to make ends meet. Anyway the hope for the insurance company is to contact the traffic accident victim as soon as possible and get them to sign a release of all claims as quickly as possible. They hope that by dangling a 1000 dollars in the face of an accident victim right after the accident that the victim will sign and take the money right away not realizing that they have just signed away their right to much more money for medical treatment that they are going to need in the future as well as significant money for pain and suffering. Once a release is signed in Texas the case is settled and no more money can be had from the insurance company unless fraud can be proven which is unlikely. Often after having this happen to them a car accident victim will call us and say they are hurting and need medical treatment that will cost much more than that for which they settled. It is too late. The claim is gone.
If you have been in an accident, call the attorneys at DeSimone Law Office before talking to the insurance company or siging any documents. We will make sure you do not sign away valuable rights and protest your interests.