Don’t Sign Away Your Rights to Compensation

Perhaps you were tooling down the interstate, obeying all rules of traffic, when out of nowhere a car comes hurtling towards your lane and crashes into you. Maybe you were browsing the aisles in the home improvement store when a shelf collapsed, burying you under heavy merchandise. Whatever happened, through no fault of your own, you’re now injured and need expensive medical care. However, you can’t even go to work and earn a paycheck because you’re stuck in a hospital bed or rehabilitating at home.

While it’s true that life isn’t fair, if you have been injured due to another’s carelessness, negligence or other factors, you can tip the scales of justice in your favor. Filing a claim against the insurance company of the individual or business responsible for your damages is one approach. But the problem with dealing with insurance companies and adjusters on your own is that it is their job to tender to you the lowest possible offer they think you will accept. The insurance business is deliberately skewed to protect those who are covered, not those who make claims. Usually these adjusters will rush in before your treatment is complete and the full extent of your injuries is even known, talking fast and whipping out a check and a release for you to sign. Your head may be aching or your mind muddled by pain medication, and you just want them to go away, so you sign away your rights to future compensation right there on the dotted line.

It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t need to accept a low-ball offer from an insurance company, only to discover six months from now that the backache you’ve had ever since the wreck is really a crushed disc, and now you need a $30,000 surgery. Before you sign any insurance documents, get quality representation from a Houston personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and see that you receive medical care paid for by the insurance company, compensation for your pain and suffering, damages and lost wages that can also reflect future earnings.

Herrick Sovany is a good man to have on your side. An experienced attorney, he will fight for your right to be compensated fairly for your injuries. He’s not afraid to take it all the way to trial to see you get the justice you deserve.

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