For most personal injury victims in Dallas, getting the insurance company to pay isn’t the issue. The real challenge is getting them to pay you what you deserve.

After an accident, you’ll probably receive a call from the insurance company within a few days. They’ll go over the specifics of the accident and inform you of what they are willing to pay. Many victims assume this figure is as good as it’s going to get, so they take it, completely unaware that doing so may put them in a serious financial situation.

The truth is you can’t make a determination of how much your case is worth after only a few days. You don’t know how much your medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses are going to be long term. The amount it’s going to take to get you back on your feet isn’t a number you want to guess at, because as soon as you sign with the insurance company, you are on your own. All future medical expenses are your responsibility. That can add up to tens of thousands of dollars, far more than the insurance company initially offered to pay.

So what’s the solution? Call a lawyer before you sign anything from the insurance company. According to the Insurance Research Council, accident victims get significantly more money with a lawyer than without. An experienced law firm will stand between you and the insurance company to fight for the maximum value for your claim.