Arlington Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents in Arlington are all too common. If you’ve been injured in an Arlington car accident, it’s crucial to start gathering evidence early on so you can have the best chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation for your personal injuries.

The car accident lawyers of Allbee Law Firm are here to take on the insurance company and the legal issues, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

What Happens When I Hire A Car Accident Lawyer?

Free Consultation

Allbee Law Firm provides a free consultation to anyone injured in a car accident in Arlington TX. During your consultation, you will be able to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer in person, on the phone, or via video chat. During the free consultation, you will be able to explain how your car accident happened, the injuries you sustained, and how the injuries have impacted your life.

After hearing the details of your car accident, one of our car accident lawyers will give you an overview of how the car accident claim process works, the types of compensation you’re legally allowed to receive, and how a personal injury attorney can help you build a winning case.

Case Investigation

Insurance companies don’t just hand over money. They want to see evidence regarding how the car accident occurred, the full extent of your injuries, and a variety of other factors.

Once you hire our law office for your car accident, our team will get to work on gathering any evidence that will help prove your case. This can include items so as an accident report, pictures that document the accident scene and your injuries, video recordings, witness statements, medical bills, and records, etc. car

Setup Your Insurance Claim

We realize that our clients are busy and don’t deal with insurance companies on a daily basis. For this reason, we will set up all insurance claims related to your case. Setting the claim up for you completely eliminates the possibility of you accidentally saying something that will have a negative impact on your car accident case.

Help With Medical Treatment

Many medical providers will provide medical treatment for car accident victims without requiring them to pay out of pocket. To make this work, our law firm will send the medical provider a Letter of Protection. A Letter of Protection is a contract between our law firm and the medical provider. The contract states that the medical provider’s bill will be “protected” because the medical expenses will be paid directly from the settlement proceeds.

Negotiate Your Car Accident Case

After you’re done with receiving the medical treatment and therapy you need, we will create a demand package. A demand package includes evidence that helps prove your case. Each case is reviewed by our car accident lawyer before it is sent to the insurance company.

Once the insurance company receives the demand package, they will review the information we provide and then send us the first settlement offer. The first settlement offer is usually low. We will go back and forth until we receive the insurance carrier’s top offer.

Settle Your Car Accident Case Or File A Lawsuit

Once we have the top settlement offer, we talk with you to determine if you benefit more from accepting their top offer or if you’ll receive more compensation by filing a lawsuit.

If you decide to settle your case, we will negotiate the bills owed to your medical providers to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation. It usually takes several days to a few weeks to receive the settlement check and make sure everyone, including you, is paid.

If we decide it’s in your best interest to file a lawsuit, we will start that process and explain each step of the process before we get there. We have litigated numerous cases through the years, so we feel “right at home” in the courtroom.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Car Accident Lawyer?

You will never have to pay our personal injury lawyers out of your own pocket. Allbee Law Firm represents car accident victims under a contingency fee. A contingency fee is an agreement between you and our law firm in which we only receive payment when we successfully help you receive a settlement or judgment. This means that you don’t have to worry about paying any legal fees until we win your case.

 

The amount of the contingency fee that will be paid to Allbee Law Firm for providing you with legal representation will depend on when your car accident case is resolved.

Pre-Litigation

If our law firm helps you receive a fair settlement without filing a lawsuit, then the law firm will be paid 33.33% of the settlement amount for our legal representation.

Litigation

Litigation is the name of the phase the begins once a lawsuit is filed. Filing a lawsuit involves more work and risk, so the contingency fee increases to 40% of the settlement once a case is in litigation.

Jury Trial

Jury trials involve a tremendous amount of preparation and work, so the contingency fee increases to 45% for cases that go all the way to trial. We’re experienced trial lawyers who don’t back away from a fight worth fighting.

Allbee Law Firm has a reputation for “walking the walk.” Insurance companies know that we are willing to go to trial if that is what’s needed for our car accident clients to receive fair compensation for their injuries. Our track record of success in the courtroom, and the fact that we prepare every case as if it will go to trial, helps us resolve most of our client’s car accident cases without going to trial.

Car Accident Case Expenses

It costs approximately $400 just to file a lawsuit. That doesn’t include other expenses such as paying a process server to serve the defendant, expenses paid to medical providers for official copies of medical bills and records, court reporter fees for depositions, mediation fees, etc.

Allbee Law Firm advances case expenses for cases involving auto accidents. However, it’s important to point out that case expenses are distinctly separate from attorney fees, and the law firm will be reimbursed for case expenses from the settlement proceeds or judgment amount.

 

Is It Worth Getting A Lawyer For A Car Accident?

Some people wrongly believe that they will receive less compensation in their pocket if they hire a car accident lawyer. A study done by the Insurance Research Council showed that those who have a car accident lawyer receive more than three times the amount in compensation as opposed to people without a personal injury attorney.

Besides getting you more financial compensation, our car accident lawyers will:

  • Protect you from the insurance company and its tactics.
  • Know and apply the laws that will benefit you the most.
  • Correctly value your car accident case and take the necessary steps to help you receive fair compensation.
  • Provide you with peace of mind by knowing that you have a car accident lawyer who has the training and experience to get you the best outcome for your case.
  • Help your case progress while you’re working and fulfilling other obligations you already have.
  • Represent you in court instead of having to go against an experienced insurance defense lawyer by yourself.
  • Negotiate with medical providers so that you can receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

What Type of Compensation Can I Receive For My Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, our auto accident attorneys will fight to get all of the compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Some of the most common forms of compensation for car accidents receive are:

Disfigurement And Dismemberment

A person can be compensated for burns, scars, missing limbs, and other injuries that affect the appearance of their body.

Medical Bills

Texas law allows you to be paid for past and future medical expenses. Future medical expenses can be used to cover surgeries, ongoing therapy, or any other reasonable medical treatment that has not been completed when the case is resolved.

Mental Anguish

Texas courts have explained that mental anguish is compensable, but it must be more than just embarrassment or anger. Specific factors must be met, but car accident victims have received compensation for mental anguish when their car accident caused diagnosed anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other severe mental injuries.

Lost Wages

Some injuries make it impossible for people to work. This can apply to people who actively work their bodies as well as people who have desk jobs. Texas law allows personal injury victims to receive payment for lost wages.

Lost income must be backed up by evidence. Jurors and insurance adjusters usually want to see a medical record wherein a doctor specifically states that you’re unable to work. They also want to see that you returned to work when you became capable of doing so safely. You will also need to provide documentation of the loss, which is often done through paystubs, W2s, or tax records.

Loss of Earning Capacity

Sadly, some people’s car accident injuries are so severe that they will never be able to return to the job they had before the accident. Others may have to accept a demotion or work fewer hours due to the severity of their car accident injuries.

If a person receives a decrease in their pay due to their inability to fulfill the job duties that they had prior to their car accident, that person will be eligible to receive compensation for their loss of earning capacity.

Loss of Consortium

Loss of consortium is a form of compensation that is paid to a non-injured spouse or child. For example, a child can be compensated for loss of consortium if their parent loses their life or as a disabling injury that fundamentally changes the relationship between the child and parent. A spouse can also receive compensation if the affection, companionship, and sexual relations within marriage are upended due to a negligently caused injury.

Loss of Use

Loss of use is intended to provide compensation to a person for not being able to use their car, truck, or another type of vehicle after an auto accident. Other types of vehicles can include items such as trailers used for work. It’s important to document the actual loss you incur by not being able to use your vehicle because compensation will only be paid if there is evidence to support the loss.

Pain and Suffering

A pain and suffering calculator simply doesn’t exist. When determining how much a car wreck victim should be paid in pain and suffering, jurors will typically look at the severity of the injuries and the length of time that the pain and suffering lasted.

Many people injured in car accidents have lingering pain and symptoms long after the accident. For this reason, pain and suffering can be paid for pain and suffering in the past as well as pain and suffering that will occur in the future.

Property Damage

Property damage can include damage to your motor vehicle as well as the contents of the vehicle that were damaged during an auto accident. Obtaining a rental car while your car is being repaired is also part of the property damage portion of a claim.

Physical Impairment

Physical impairment is intended to provide compensation for not being able to use your body in a normal manner. This can include things such as experiencing pain and discomfort while doing basic daily activities. It can also include more severe situations, such as having to walk with a limp or not being able to use certain body parts ever again. Physical impairment can be paid for past and future physical impairments.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages aren’t as common as other forms of damages, but the law allows them to be paid when the person who caused the car accident was reckless. For example, punitive damages might not be paid if someone accidentally rear-ends a car, but they could be awarded in a case where the defendant was drinking and driving.

Punitive damages tend to be for significant amounts of money and are intended to “send a message” to others who might consider similar reckless behavior.

Car Towing And Storage

It wouldn’t make sense to penalize a person who didn’t cause a car accident by making them pay for their own towing and storage bill. The tow truck bill and storage fees are usually included in the property damage portion of the claim, even though they’re separate items.

Is It Worth Getting A Lawyer For Minor Car Accidents?

We believe that each car accident is unique. What you consider to be a minor car accident can actually be a significant car accident to somebody else. We realize it’s hard for a person who’s not a car accident lawyer to determine if they should hire a lawyer. For this reason, we never get frustrated when people aren’t sure if they need a car accident attorney or not.

Consultations are free, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call. We’ll politely let you know if it doesn’t make sense for you to hire a car accident lawyer. Plus, we’ll try to point you in the right direction by giving some basic legal advice and guidance.

When Is It Too Late To Get A Lawyer For A Car Accident?

Texas has a two-year statute of limitations on most car accident cases. This means that your case needs to be fully settled and resolved, or you must have the appropriate parties served with notice of your lawsuit by the two-year deadline.

Even though the statute of limitations is two years in most car accident cases, most lawyers will decline to accept your case if the deadline is too close. Lawyers don’t want to open the door to a legal malpractice case against them if they’re unable to serve all of the relevant parties in time. So don’t wait too long to speak with a car accident lawyer.

When Is It Too Late To Get A Lawyer For A Car Accident?

Call (817) 527-2737 to speak with a car accident lawyer now. Consults are free, and we won’t pressure to make any decisions. Our team is here to help if you’ve been injured in a car accident in Arlington or anywhere throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, our auto accident attorneys will fight to get all of the compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Some of the most common forms of compensation for car accidents receive are:

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