What is a Personal Injury Attorney?
A personal injury attorney like those at Godsey Martin, P.C. in Dallas represents the interests of individuals who have been hurt either in accidents or through the grossly negligent behavior of others. Personal injury attorneys typically focus on tort law. The ultimate objective of a personal injury attorney is to help recover financial compensation for your injuries.
Personal injury attorneys can assist you in obtaining compensation for damages using their knowledge of the law and experience in piecing together the facts. You might be surprised to learn that personal injury matters do not always end up in court as the subject of a lawsuit. Through their skills of negotiation, personal injury attorneys can obtain fair compensation through negotiating a fair and just settlement.
The attorneys at Godsey Martin P.C. offer free consultations to review the facts of your case. We will help you understand the law in Texas, outline the types of evidence you need, and recommend a course of action. We’ve been fighting for justice for members of the Dallas community since 2007. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
Godsey Martin P.C. attorneys and legal professionals will fight for your rights in the Dallas area. Godsey Martin P.C. is one of the largest personal injury firms in Texas. Our attorneys specialize in all forms of personal injury cases including slip and fall and products liability. We’re fighters. Let us help you through this difficult time. Call us or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Hurt in an Accident? Here’s What To Do Next
How you react in the immediate aftermath of an accident depends on how badly you’ve been hurt. Try to remain as calm as possible, even though it might not be easy. Your first instinct should be to check yourself and others for injuries. If there are any, your next step should be to make sure that medical help is on the way. If it’s feasible, move your vehicle out of harm’s way to avoid any additional accidents or injuries. Then if your condition allows, write down notes about the accident and how it happened, including sketching a diagram that includes other relevant information, such as cross streets or weather conditions. Take pictures of the scene if possible. While police will likely be doing an official investigation, especially of a motor vehicle accident with injuries, it’s still useful to get your recollection on paper as quickly as you can. If there were witnesses, you can ask for their contact information as well, since their accounts may add credibility to yours.
Be ready to share basic contact information, such as a phone number and information about your insurer, and make sure to get the same information from the other parties involved. You will likely be filing a claim with the opposing party’s insurers to recover compensation for your injuries. Don’t speak to anyone other than the police or your attorney about the circumstances of the accident. As soon as possible, you should report the accident to your own insurance company as required under your policy. Even if you feel your injuries are slight, you should still schedule an appointment with your doctor. Sometimes shock covers up the severity of injuries and they only become apparent in the days following the accident. Having a doctor’s evaluation right after the incident is also useful to have in connection with a personal injury claim.
The attorneys at Godsey Martin, P.C. in Dallas recommend that your next step be to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. This doesn’t necessarily mean you will be filing a lawsuit. Your personal injury attorney can serve as your representative in the insurance claims process, which allows you to avoid feeling pressured into an early settlement. Insurance companies want to settle accident claims for the least amount possible, so they may approach you when you are feeling most vulnerable. Let your attorney shoulder that pressure.