Austin Personal Injury Questions and Answers

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When you or a family member suffer a serious personal injury, it can seem like there’s no end to the questions you need answers to. Those of us at McMinn Law Firm have compiled this library of questions we hear most often, and answers we hope will help you.

Immediately After A Vehicle Crash or other Serious Personal Injury

After an accident, the first thing you may want to do is just go home and relax. However, because of the nature of many personal injury accidents, it is important to seek medical care as soon as possible. Injuries can be difficult to identify with a naked eye. Know common injuries caused by car accidents, how to decide if you should seek attention from a medical professional, and how to get the most out of your treatment. Our #1 tip? If you believe you may need medical attention, don't delay! Consult with a doctor if you have worries.

Working With A Personal Injury Lawyer

When you experience a serious accident, deciding whether to engage a personal injury attorney on your behalf can seem difficult but in reality is simpler. Since there are no out-of-pocket costs, allowing a personal injury attorney from McMinn Law Firm to help with your case is a simple choice. Engaging a lawyer from McMinn Law Firm will provide you your family with the opportunity to concentrate on the physical and emotional recovery from your injuries while assuring that your case is handled forcefully and adequately. Justin and Jason McMinn are qualified personal injury lawyers who will counsel you in determining whether a settlement or a trial would be the best strategy to employ for your unique case. During the legal process, our Austin lawyers stand up for your rights, delving into all the possible causes of your injury and helping to bring the guilty party to justice.

Dealing With Insurance

No matter how much pressure you may feel from the adjuster, do not accept a settlement from your insurance company before you speak with a personal injury lawyer. Keep in mind that the insurance adjuster's job is to protect the bottom-line of the insurance company. Even though they were assigned to your case, their main reason for employment is reduce costs for the insurance company. Speak with a lawyer about your options first - there are no risks or fees when you meet with a lawyer for a free consultation.

How Much Is Your Case Worth? How Settlements Are Calculated

Two types of damages - economic and non-economic - are calculated in a bicycle accident case. Economic damages include costs of medications, surgery, or hospitalizations following the accident, as well as lost wages. An amount also may be assessed for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, which may be determined as a multiplier of the general economic damages.