Medical Care After A Car Accident Matters
Our Houston personal injury lawyers will demand the money you deserve
Serious car accidents in Texas often result in serious injuries. When that happens, it’s critical that you get the medical care you need and deserve for your car accident injuries. Otherwise, you might not get better in a timely manner. Or your medical condition could even get worse.
Fortunately, you’re not alone. Our experienced Houston car accident injury lawyers at Smith & Hassler can help you every step of the way. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in Texas working with people injured in car accidents. As your lawyer, we will go above and beyond to demand the medical care you deserve.
Why should I see a doctor after my car accident?
There are so many reasons why it’s critical that you seek medical attention right away after your car accident, including:
- Your health could be at risk.
- The sooner you get medical care, the more likely your medical condition will improve.
- Insurance companies carefully review your medical records after your car accident.
If there is no record of you receiving medical treatment after your car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may try to claim that you were never actually hurt in your crash. That way, they’ll have an excuse for not compensating you for your car accident.
Who will pay for my medical care for my car accident?
Medical care for car accidents can add up fast, especially if you need surgery or emergency medical care after your crash. Very quickly, your medical expenses could add up to thousands of dollars or even more. That’s why it’s critical that you’re fairly compensated for your medical expenses after your accident.
In most cases, your medical expenses will be paid for by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Others may be responsible for compensating you, depending on the circumstances of your crash, including:
- Your own insurance company if an uninsured driver caused your crash
- Your own insurance company if you’re hurt in a hit-and-run accident
- A car manufacturer if a vehicle defect caused your car accident
Our law firm leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of the justice and compensation you deserve. You can count on us to go above and beyond for you.
What should I do if I have trouble getting my car accident medical bills paid?
Many times, many car accident injury victims have a tough time getting the money they deserve for their medical expenses. That’s because the at-fault driver’s insurance company (which is usually responsible for compensating the injured motorist) often does everything they can to reduce or deny car accident claims.
What should you do if your car accident claim has been denied? We strongly advise you to take the following steps:
- Do not contact the insurance company or whoever denied your accident claim. Anything you say could be used as additional evidence to not pay you the money you deserve.
- Do not respond to any phone calls, emails, or letters from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The less you say, the better.
- Do not post anything on social media about your car accident.
- Contact our law firm as soon as possible to learn more about your legal options.
Insurance companies often try to play games with injury victims after a car accident. They often think they can intimidate people and find a way to not pay them the money they need for their accident-related medical expenses.
They don’t scare us. We know how to handle insurance companies and negotiate with them. If they refuse to cooperate, we will not hesitate to file a car accident lawsuit on your behalf.
Demand justice after your car accident injury. Contact our Houston law firm.
You have enough to worry about after your car accident. Focus on getting better. We can take care of everything else. Make the right call. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Houston car accident injury attorney who puts your needs first. Contact Smith & Hassler. We’re here for you when you need us most.
"I was in an auto accident in December 2016. Because the insurance company was giving me the run around about medical attention, I decided to seek out an attorney as it was a definite fact that I was not at fault (at a stop light, rear-ended and a witness brought dash cam evidence – just to name a few reasons). I contacted multiple attorneys and Mr. Carter was flexible, was willing to meet with in the late afternoon very quickly and was straight forward with me. He was always quick to respond to any question or concern I had via email (even late at night sometimes) which was unexpected but welcome. I was worried about being able to get the medical attention I needed because I know that with car accidents, medical insurance generally denies coverage since it is third party liability of the car insurance. He helped me to be able to seek the medical advice and attention that I desperately needed and even gave me personal accounting for family members who had similar treatment to what I need. We had to do mediation in which he was very well prepared for and briefed me before the mediation and I had to do a deposition where he gave me detailed advice. There were no surprises and he was forthcoming with any information he had ASAP – including emailing me right after Harvey, in the midst of flooding, with a settlement letter. In the end, we settled without going to court for 96% MORE than the initial settlement offer (no, that is not a typo) and I most certainly recommend Mr. Carter to assist you with your personal injury case needs!" - Wendy