Steve addresses common questions from injury victims

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury following an accident that was no fault of your own or if a love one has been killed in a similar situation, then you likely have many questions but very few quick and easy answers.

Steve Laird has represented many people who have been severely injured in truck wrecks and other types of accidents, as well as families whose loved ones have been killed. For more than 30 years, he has helped answer questions for many clients and their families while representing their interests in legal jurisdictions throughout Texas and the entire country.

The most common questions from injury victims and those whose family members have been killed in an accident are about what will happen next. How am I going to get through this? How will my family’s bills get paid? Will my injuries cause me to lose my job? How much work will I have to miss? Those are just a few of the common questions that Steve answers when meeting with his clients.

One thing a lot of accident survivors, unfortunately, wait to decide is whether to talk with a lawyer. Many victims believe they will be labeled as “lawsuit happy” if they talk with a lawyer, but nothing could be further from the truth. Our laws are designed to protect people who have been injured or families of loved ones who have died in preventable accidents, whether it’s a tractor-trailer wreck, an unsafe worksite or place of business, or a poorly designed or defective product. There is no shame in getting an informed legal opinion. Instead, it’s smart and it’s the right thing to do in order to protect yourself and your family.

Another thing that many victims fail to consider is the possibility that their lawyer may be able to resolve their case without ever actually filing a lawsuit. When a trucking company, truck driver or product manufacturer are clearly at fault, their insurance companies often decide to offer a money settlement before any case is filed.

The only catch is that insurance companies typically offer very low settlement amounts if no attorney is involved because they think victims aren’t smart enough to know they are being sold on a bad deal. That is why it is so important to have an experienced lawyer representing your interests when insurance companies are involved. There are countless stories about people accepting settlements that they thought were reasonable, only to find out later that they can’t even cover their medical costs, much less pay their rent or support their families.

When you call on the Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey, your questions become our questions. We are passionate about representing our clients and making sure they don’t have to continue to suffer after they have been injured by the negligence of others. Call our team today to get your questions answered and learn more about how we can help you.