FAQ About Accident Claims

I’m recovering from injuries in an accident I didn’t cause and pursuing compensation for my losses. Couldn’t I save time and money by representing myself?

If you’re a lawyer, maybe so. If not, you would not want to enter the completely different world of jurisprudence any more than you’d want to try to repair your own car or computer, or cut your own hair rather than have a barber do it. An experienced personal injury attorney can ensure that your rights are protected, and that insurers know whom they’re dealing with. Our attorney’s experience as a claims adjuster, prior to his legal career, will help in this regard. Plus, you will owe no legal fees whatsoever unless we win your case.

The negligent party, the person whose car struck mine, may have been uninsured. What happens in accidents caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists?

Here’s a perfect example of the kind of valuable asset a lawyer can be. There are available options, and we can explain them to you. Options may even include pursuing compensation from your own insurance company after the crash. Generally, we can help you understand what you need to do to receive a fair and just amount of compensation.

If I don’t have health insurance, can I get medical care after my accident?

Yes. Our law firm will help you see doctors offering medical care that comes out of the potential settlement you receive. These physicians will know exactly what sort of injuries they are contending with and what sort of care they should be providing.

How can I get to this doctor? I’m too injured to drive, and my car was totaled.

Our firm will help you make arrangements to get to the designated medical provider, wherever he or she is in greater Houston. We take care of all of the potential issues that arise from the claim. Our assistance helps put you in a good position to be able to deal with the inconveniences caused by your accident.

Will I have to go to court?

At Law Office of Richard J. Presutti, P.C., we prepare every personal injury claim — for traffic accidents, premises liability, wrongful death and the like — as if it is going to trial. We are licensed to practice in Texas courts and are prepared to advocate for you there. But we give negotiations with insurers every chance to succeed, as a faster way to reward you with money damages.