Car Accidents

Odessa Car Accident Questions: Answers From an Attorney

Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm

If you’re injured in a car accident anywhere in Ector County or Midland County, you likely have many questions. The process of getting compensation for your injuries in the Midland-Odessa region can be tricky, and it’s not always sensible or logical.

At the Kemmy Law firm, we want our clients to ask questions, but most importantly, we want to ensure they get answered. We all benefit when you’re more informed and better understand the legal process.

The Kemmy Law Firm has more than 50 years of combined experience helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve. We handle car accidents across the Permian Basin, so even if you’re injured in a car wreck in Pecos, Loving, Hobbs, Lubbock, or anywhere along Interstate 27, we’re here to help you get answers and everything you deserve.

For a free, no-risk consultation, call (432) 400-0000 or contact us online.

Here are some of the most common questions we get after a car crash results in a severe injury:

How Much Is My Case Worth?

The short answer is that it depends. No two cases are the same, and many factors go into deciding your case’s value. Some of them include:

  • Who’s Responsible? Under Texas law, if you’re less than half at fault, you can still recover compensation, but your share of the blame decreases it. If a jury decides you’re a third at fault, your award is cut by a third. In New Mexico, you can seek compensation no matter how much you are at fault. But, like Texas, your award is reduced by your share of the blame.
  • How Serious Are Your Injuries? Are they temporary and mild or severe and chronic? Do your injuries prevent you from earning as much money as you did before? How much pain and suffering have you been through? Will that suffering continue? The more significant the impact on your life, the higher your case value.
  • What Has the Accident Cost You So Far, and What Will It Cost Later? What’s the total cost of your medical and psychological treatments so far? What are the bills for your physical therapy? If you’ll need care in the future, how much, and what will it cost? All of your total accident-related expenses significantly impact your claim’s value.
  • How Strong Is Your Case? Are your claim or expenses disputed by the insurance company? Did both drivers make mistakes? How clear is the evidence the other party caused the accident? The stronger the evidence, the more your case is worth.

Will My Case Settle?

While there are good reasons to take a case to trial, nearly all car accident cases settle out of court. Trials are uncertain for both sides, and most people and insurance carriers don’t like that much risk. You may win if we prove the other side’s at fault, but the award may be higher or lower than what you sought. A negotiated settlement lets both sides compromise, so everyone moves on.

When Will My Case Settle?

Chances are good your case will settle, but the more challenging question is when. We don’t want clients to settle too soon because clients may get less than what their case is worth. We need all the relevant facts before we can put an appropriate settlement value on a case.

Timing depends on the parties too. Some clients are very eager to settle, while others are willing to wait. Insurance companies negotiate cases differently. Some drag cases on as long as possible before they make a reasonable offer. That’s one of the reasons you should consult a lawyer

What Can I Do To Help My Case?

The most important thing you can do is hire an experienced trial lawyer to represent you and your family. Personal injury and insurance law are very complex, and you’ll want someone who has taken cases to court and won. If you don’t know the law, your rights, and what an insurance company can and can’t do in handling your claim, you stand little to no chance of getting what you deserve.

You should also not talk about your accident, injuries, and health, especially on social media. Keep your medical appointments and always be honest with your healthcare professionals. Document your injuries and how they impact you.

Call Us for a Free Consultation

The Kemmy Law Firm is a family of successful Odessa personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping Permian Basin car accident victims. We want your case resolved as fast as possible, but for all the compensation you deserve. Let us provide the answers, and handle every aspect of your claim, while you recover.

There’s no risk because you owe nothing unless we win you compensation. Call us for a free consultation at (432) 400-0000 today.

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Get a free consultation. We do not charge up-front fees, and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.

When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.