Have You Been Involved in a Car Accident?
If you feel your world has been turned upside-down by a car accident, you are not alone. In fact, it is normal for car accident victims to go through a range of emotions after a traumatic experience, including: disbelief, anger, confusion, denial, frustration, and a general feeling of being overwhelmed. However, the worst experience an accident victim has is the sense of being alone.
With Potts Law Firm, you are never alone. We feel your pain. Fortunately, we also know what needs to be done to fix your pain. Immediately. Our job, first and foremost, is to force the Defendant insurance company to accept responsibility for the car accident and to make sure you are receiving all the medical treatment you need to get back on your feet. We take away the stress and anxiety of having to do everything yourself.
Let’s be very clear: the insurance company is not your friend. In fact, their sole job is to get out of your case by paying you as little as possible. In other words, they see you as a problem. If you are unrepresented, they see you as a small problem they can handle easily. Our job is to make your case a massive problem for them and their top priority.
If you or a loved-one has been injured in a car accident, consider involving a personal injury attorney with our firm. We are available 24/7 and we can come to you if you cannot make it to us.
You have an important choice to make regarding who represents you. This choice will largely determine how long your case will take to resolve and what monetary amount you will get upon settlement. Many law firms that practice personal injury are characterized as “high-volume” firms, meaning they want to sign up as many cases as possible and settle these cases on the cheap without ever having to file a lawsuit. Obviously, they do not care about your case and they are only interested in getting in and out of it as quickly as possible.
We operate differently. We treat your case the same way we would treat our own. This means we stand ready and willing to go the distance for you, all the way to trial. Think about this question: If the settlement offer from the insurance company would not be acceptable to us if it were our own case, then why should it be acceptable for your case? For us, there is no difference between the two. Each and every case at Potts Law Firm is unique and stands on its own merit. There is no “one size fits all” approach to every case. Rather, we will get into the details of your case in order to capitalize on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. This is why we are the right choice for you.
With over 20 years of experience, we know how to move forward with a clear and effective strategy in order to maximize the value of your claim. Throughout your case, your only responsibility is to receive the medical treatment you need in order to be back at 100%.
Remember, you are facing off against multi-billion dollar corporations. It is imperative that you bring experienced professionals to the table to represent you. To their detriment, the majority of car accident victims represent themselves in their injury claims. What these people do not realize is that they have no leverage in their settlement negotiations. Why? Because from the insurance company’s perspective, if you do not like their “low-ball” offer, what are you going to do about it? At this point, it is normally too late to hire an attorney because the longer you wait, the less influence we have on your case. Do not make this same mistake. Let us get involved immediately.
Peace of Mind.
Accident claims are our full-time job. The last thing you need on top of your busy life is to add this headache to your plate. We will handle every aspect of your case, from making sure your vehicle is timely repaired (or declared a total loss) to successfully negotiating the resolution of your injury claim. We work with health carriers and hospitals to resolve liens, and we even handle diminished value claims for vehicles that qualify. The point is that we are a “turnkey” operation. We will be your one and only representative from beginning to end regarding every aspect of your case.
We Pay for Ourselves.
The best part about hiring Potts Law Firm is that we take all the risks. Most attorneys work either on a retainer or an hourly basis. Either way, you are paying them directly up front or at the end of the month. Not us. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we win. Specifically, you do not pay us anything unless we settle your case or receive a judgment in court. Further, our fees come from the settlement amount with the negligent Defendant’s insurance carrier, so you will never have to pay us anything directly out of your own pocket. Most importantly, we are always able to justify what we charge by the additional monetary value we add to your case.
Bodily Injury/Lost Wages
The bodily injury claim is the most important claim regarding your car accident. It includes your economic damages comprising of past and future medical bills, loss of past earning capacity, loss of future earning capacity, past and future lost wages and loss of household services. It also includes non-economic damages comprising of pain and suffering. Specifically, pain and suffering is a “catch-all” term that includes physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and changes in your quality of life. Most people think that pain and suffering is the largest component of any settlement amount offered by the Defendant’s insurance company. This can be true, but not always. Additionally, this claim separates good car accident lawyers from bad car accident lawyers. Do not make a mistake and hire a bad lawyer. Instead, place your trust in Potts Law Firm and let us do for you what we do best.
Most firms will not handle the property damage claim on your case, simply because it can be a considerable amount of work for them and there is not a legitimate way to charge for this work. Wrongly, other firms actually will charge for this claim by taking a percentage of the property damage check if the vehicle has been deemed a total loss. At Potts Law Firm, we handle this claim as a courtesy to you, free of charge, in conjunction with your injury claim. This means we will be responsible for getting your vehicle repaired at the facility of your choice, setting up a rental car vehicle for you, or, alternatively, getting you paid for the fair market value of your vehicle if your car has been deemed a total loss.
Most people are unaware that many vehicles qualify for a diminished value claim. This claim is the difference between what your vehicle was worth before it was in an accident versus what it is presently worth after being in an accident. For example, let’s say your vehicle was worth $25,000 before your accident. Now, since it has been in an accident, it is only worth $20,000. As a result, you have a $5,000 diminished value claim. We will handle this claim in connection with your injury claim. It requires a separate negotiation with the Defendant’s insurance company and the diminished value needs to be proved up by one of our experts/appraisal companies.
Personal Injury Protection/Medical Payments
In Texas, all drivers are required to have Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) coverage on their policy, unless you expressly signed a rejection or waiver of this coverage. PIP coverage is a means of being reimbursed for medical bills and/or lost wages that you have incurred while you are waiting for your claim with the Defendant’s insurance company to settle. PIP is known as a “no-fault” claim, meaning you are entitled to PIP benefits whether you caused the car accident or if someone else hit you. We will handle this claim in connection with your injury claim.
Reimbursement of Out of Pocket Expenses
Often, people have personal property items destroyed in their accident. The list of these items can be long and numerous, with examples including sunglasses, laptops, electronic devices, tools, equipment, stained or ripped clothes, etc. The insurance company is obligated to reimburse you for these expenses. However, it can sometimes be difficult to prove these claims up if these items are old or if you no longer have an original receipt. We handle this claim as a courtesy to you, free of charge, in conjunction with your injury claim.
The decision is yours. We will make this process as easy and simple as possible. We also strive to ensure this is a lasting relationship between you and us. Hopefully, you will not have any more car accidents in the future. However, we want you to be so pleased with your original experience with us that you trust us to help you out again if need be. Honesty; Accountability; and Efficiency. These are the pillars of our firm. This is our level of commitment. To learn more about all of your options, call us toll free at 888.902.6245 for a free legal consultation to discuss your case.