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If you are involved in any type of accident, which is not your fault, you are entitled to compensation that will cover the expenses you accrue and any losses that result from that accident. It can be difficult to receive everything that you are due because the parties that harmed you, and their insurance companies, are going to want to spend as little as possible.

Insurance companies are businesses, and they want to save as much money as possible, in order to stay successful. If you want to fight for what is rightfully due you, then you will likely need a personal injury attorney who can negotiate with these companies or even bring them to trial.

When you are injured in a car accident that is not your fault, for example, the other driver’s insurance company is going to contact you with a settlement offer. This first offer is probably not going to cover all of your expenses: your medical bills, income lost, damage to your vehicle, future medical bills, legal costs, increased insurance costs, and the list goes on.

The first offer you receive will be low because insurance companies recognize that there are many people who are going to accept this offer because they do not want to go through the process of negotiation or court. When you have a personal injury attorney, you do not have to deal with that stress personally.

According to Consumer Watchdog, the Texas Department of Insurance received 276 complaints in 2009 that it considered justified, in which consumers felt they received unsatisfactory settlement offers. Any Texans who are feeling this type of injustice should contact a personal injury attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to finally receive the payment that they are due.