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There are several things you can do after a car accident to help with your case. If you’re able, call the police to file a report, get information from everyone involved (including witnesses), take photographs, and write down the details of your accident. Then, contact Maida Law Firm for a free consultation to talk about your case and next steps.

Injuries can make car accident cases more complex and drive up your accident-related costs. Insurance companies often try to settle for less than your claim is worth, and lawsuits for these cases require legal experience to fight. These are some reasons you should hire a car accident attorney if you were injured in a car accident.

When you choose Maida Law for your car accident case, we fight for your rights to compensation. Our team offers years of legal experience and has helped thousands of people get the compensation they need. We work on your behalf and communicate with you throughout the process so you know how we're helping your case.

Medical records can be helpful for your personal injury case. Many injuries can take time to appear after an accident, especially in the heat of the moment with the stress and adrenaline rush right after an accident. Yet, some insurance companies may try to use delayed medical care against you to argue you aren’t as injured as you claim. Therefore, get medical attention even if you don't feel injured, just to be safe and protect your case. Contact our team at Maida Law Firm for specific legal advice for your case.

Insurance companies often use tactics to try to devalue your claim. Even the answer you give if the adjuster asks, “how are you,” can be used against you later. Therefore, it's better to have all contact go through your auto accident attorney at Maida Law Firm.

For most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Texas is two years. Keep in mind this doesn’t mean you have to settle within two years, but simply have all the paperwork filed.

Also, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, for defective product cases, you often have 15 years from the purchase date.

Another exception is if you’re suing the state or local government, such as in a bus accident case. In these cases, you generally have less time to file your claim, often just six months.

Our team can help you determine the statute of limitations for your case and explain next steps for filing an insurance claim or lawsuit.

Pain and suffering can refer to both the physical discomfort and emotional distress a victim may suffer after an accident. In personal injury cases, you can seek compensation for these issues. Because there is no “bill” for pain and suffering, it can be difficult to put a value on these damages. However, the more severe the injuries, often the higher the amount applied to pain and suffering. Our attorneys at Maida Law Firm can help you determine how much compensation is fair for your pain and suffering after a car accident.

Maida Law Firm works on a contingency basis. This means that instead of charging an hourly rate or lump sum for our services, you pay us as a percentage of the compensation you win from your case instead. Therefore, if you don’t recover damages for your case, then you owe us $0.

If you were injured in an accident, our team offers free case evaluations with our legal team. The first step is to contact us for a free case evaluation to tell us about your case so we can represent you.

During your free case evaluation, we'll discuss the particulars of your case. All you need to fill out our case evaluation form is your name, email, and phone number. It's also helpful to include a description of your case. Then, our team will contact you to discuss the details further. 

Some things that can be helpful during your evaluation include any photos you took of the accident and a thorough description of the accident and your injuries. This information helps our team at Maida Law Firm give you legal advice, determine if you have a strong case, and understand how our attorneys can help.