Injured? An Attorney is Crucial
Houston Injury Attorney Steve Lee has been providing legal help for Texas injury victims for four decades now. By using his command of Texas injury law and his years of courtroom experience, Steve Lee has helped victims of car and truck accidents, victims of on the job injuries and victims of refinery and off-shore accidents receive fair compensation for their injuries and get their lives back on track. If you or a loved one anywhere in or around Houston, Texas has been injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, contact Attorney Steve Lee for a free legal consultation today.
In the event that you are injured in an accident that isn’t your fault, there are going to be many things for you to worry about. Your first concern should be getting well. That means following the doctor’s orders, taking whatever medicine you are required to take, engaging in whatever physical or mental therapy the doctors require of you, and resting for as long as you are told to.
You will also have to worry about the day to day running of your life. If you have children, you might need someone to come and take care of them for you, or you might need someone to help your spouse or partner. You will have to make sure that they are kept on their regular schedule and are meeting their obligations at school.
You will also have to worry about work. If your injury is serious you might have to take some time off, and if your injury is very serious you might not be able to return to work at all. This leads us to your biggest worry in the event that you get injured, which is money.
It would be very nice if banks, car dealerships and utilities companies simply told you not to worry about it and to simply get better. How wonderful would it be if you received a phone call from the bank while you were in the hospital telling you to get back to paying them as soon as you were able to?
Real life doesn’t work that way. While your inability to work might freeze your income, your debts are still there, getting bigger and bigger and threatening to make your life very difficult.
Many of you are probably thinking “Well, this is what insurance is for, right? What’s the big deal? All I have to do is send them the bills as they come in and everything will be handled, right?”
That is absolutely not how it works.
Insurance companies go out of their way to pay as little as possible, especially if the accident caused a physical injury. Thousands of injury victims all over the country receive a very unpleasant surprise when they are told that only some of their medical bills will be covered, or they will receive a check that is only worth a fraction of what they owe, or sometimes they will hear nothing at all.
This is why it is incredibly important for you to have an experienced injury attorney who can represent your interests if you ever get into an accident. An insurance company is going to go ahead and assume (and assume quite rightly, for most of us) that the average injury victim who has a claim has no legal training whatsoever. They are gambling on the fact that you aren’t actually going to read all the dense legalese in your policy, and they are further gambling on the fact that even if you do read it, you probably won’t understand it.
This lack of knowledge on your part allows them to take all sorts of liberties with which of your claims they will actually pay. And in the event that you figure something out by yourself and successfully make an argument to your insurers, they can simply delay taking any action. This is where your frozen income and mounting debts works to their advantage. If you find yourself in desperate need of money, the insurers can simply offer you a settlement that is worth pennies on the dollar to what you are supposed to get.
Having an experienced injury attorney changes all that. A lawyer who can decipher the legal hieroglyphics on your policy is only the first step. You will also need someone who can bring the full weight of the law to bear on a reticent insurance company. In Houston, that attorney is Steve Lee.
Steve Lee has helped injury victims in and around Houston get past the delays and denials of insurance companies for over forty years. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and needs legal representation, contact Attorney Steve Lee for a free legal consultation today.