The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office handle all aspects of damages that our clients suffer at the hands of negligent parties in car accidents. Damages include medical bills and expenses, lost time from work, monies for pain and suffering as well as reimbursement for property damages. The main problem is proving up these damages to obtain that to which the client is entitled. For example, many unknowing claimants who are not represented by a lawyer will wait for a few weeks before going to a doctor. That act seems reasonable but will severely hurt a claimant’s case in the legal world. The insurance company will state that if someone is hurt, they go to the doctor right away. Thus they will claim that any delay in treatment must mean that the injury complaint must have occurred after the car accident from some other event that the claimant is not telling anyone about. I know these arguments are absurd but they work on juries and failure to go to a doctor quickly for treatment will result in a claimant’s recovery being negatively impacted. The lack of medical bills from not going to the doctor right away also negatively impacts the amount of money a claimant will receive for pain and suffering. The amount of money an insurance company will pay for pain and suffering is directly related to the amount of the medical bills. The insurance company argument is that if someone is in pain they go to the doctor. Thus suffering for weeks without going to the doctor nets an injured claimant zero dollars for pain and suffering.
Insurance companies have many more ways to limit the amount of money they pay to claimants. If you have been involved in an accident where you are injured, call DeSimone Law Office right away. They will make sure you are aware of all the things you need to do to protect your rights and obtain the monies to which you are entitled.