We Handle Houston Auto Insurance Companies
An experienced car accident lawyer can stand up for you
If you've been involved in a car accident in Houston, you know this much: the trouble doesn't stop once the dust settles from the wreck itself. In too many cases, your battle is only beginning. That's because an insurance company - even your own - may make it exceptionally difficult to get the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.
We've been fighting and beating the insurance companies for years, and we know how they operate. Here's what you need to know:
- The initial settlement is probably a "low-ball" offer. Many Houston residents don't know that they don't have to accept the first offer from the insurance company. In fact, that initial settlement offer is likely a "low-ball" figure that doesn't pay for the full, long-term cost of your injury. You can ask for more - and you should - before accepting their offer. Once you've taken the insurance company's money, you most likely lose your right to pursue further compensation.
- You don't have to talk to them. It's true that after an accident, you need to notify your insurance company in a timely manner. But you don't have to answer their questions, and you certainly don't need to talk to an insurance company representing another driver. Remember, their priority is to protect their bottom line, not to compensate you.
- Recorded statements will be used against you. Any recording can be altered, truncated or taken out of context. What may seem like a simple statement of facts could be used as evidence to reduce or deny your claim. If you need to provide a statement to an insurance company, we recommend working with an experienced auto accident attorney to create a written statement that protects your legal rights.
- There's no need to face them alone. The insurance companies will tell you that you don't need a lawyer - and they'll pick up the phone and call their lawyers as soon as they're done talking to you. What they don't want you to know is that victims who retain an attorney - or even meet with an attorney - consistently recover more than those who try to handle their claims on their own.
That's where we come in. The Houston car accident lawyers at Tracey & Fox have been helping people injured in accidents get fair compensation for their injuries for decades. We're not afraid to stand up to the insurance companies. We know the tricks and tactics they use. And we know how to beat them.
Don't let the insurance companies push you around. Contact our law firm right away to discuss your case and your legal options. Call our Houston office at (713) 495-2333.