Houston, Dallas, and McAllen Texas Personal Injury Lawyers
At Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC, we have a proven record of success in standing up for people who have been injured, defamed and otherwise mistreated. From our law offices in Houston, Dallas and McAllen we handle complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation for clients throughout Texas.
The best way Charles Sanders describes accident and injury law is as a Venn diagram:
“Imagine, if you will, two intersecting circles. One circle represents law. The other circle represents medicine. Where the two meet in the middle—this is the epicenter of personal injury law.”
Aggressive and Relentless Representation to Get You The Compensation You Deserve
Whether you have been injured due to a careless driver or your reputation has suffered due to someone’s malicious words, you deserve compensation for your losses. Our attorneys are here to help you obtain full and fair compensation In lawsuits arising from:
- Car accidents, including those involving motorcyclists, pedestrians and commercial trucks and vehicle rollovers
- Bus accidents, including accidents caused by private buses and Houston Metro buses
- Accident claims involving uninsured and underinsured motorists
- Accidents involving ride sharing companies, such as Lyft and Uber
- Slip-and-fall accidents and other injuries caused by unsafe premises
- Swimming pool accidents
- The death of a loved one
- Dog bites
- Other severe accidents, including those involving traumatic brain, spinal cord and other catastrophic injuries
- Industrial accidents, such as explosions at a factory or manufacturing plant
- Workplace accidents
- Premises liability cases, such as slips or falls caused by dangerous property conditions
- Defamation of character
Our thorough and detail-oriented approach to handling liability claims and lawsuits help us maximize injury settlements and awards on behalf of our valued clients.
Insurance Industry Knowledge On Your Side
Before representing the plaintiffs in personal injury claims, Charles Sanders worked as an insurance adjuster. Charles currently holds All-lines Insurance Adjuster Licenses in 26 State. Mr. Charles Sanders has worked as a bodily injury insurance adjuster and Claims Counsel for Allstate, StateFarm, and Western Litigation, a subsidiary of Gallagher Bassett. Personal injury attorney Charles Sanders brings a unique approach to the way that his firm handles their injury claims. This knowledge of how the other side operates is a valuable asset today as he seeks to maximize recoveries on behalf of his clients.
“When I was an insurance adjuster for the one of the biggest insurance companies in the country, the most common injuries I saw car accident victims suffer were to their neck and back. In almost all cases, the victim was initially receiving conservative chiropractic care or physical therapy. But then an MRI revealed a herniated disc, and the injured person found themselves needing surgery. I handled hundreds of these cases on behalf of insurance companies. Now, I represent only those who are the victims of someone else’s careless or reckless driving, or other negligence; I actually fight the same insurance companies I used to work for! This is what I mean when I say, ‘The knowledge of how the other side operates is a valuable asset today as I seek to maximize recoveries on behalf of my clients.’
– Charles Sanders
Work With An Award-Winning Texas Defamation Lawyer
Erica Rose was honored by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys for her work in personal injury defamation cases. Her strong background in the entertainment industry also informs her work on defamation claims.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I Do Not Have Health Insurance, How Will I Obtain Treatment?
Most attorneys and doctors that work together when representing injured patients and clients usually will not require private health insurance. Most of these types of cases are taken on a letter of protection. What this letter does essentially tell the doctor you’re going to treat this patient and the patient’s going to pay his bill out of his settlement.
Do I Need To Call The Police Immediately After a Car or Truck Accident?
Yes! 100% Absolutely!!! It is of the utmost importance to contact the police immediately if you are involved in an accident. Doing so will provide proof of the accident, which will make the insurance company less likely to want a “recorded statement.” Also, it will permit for an instant investigation of the scene of the accident. Moreover, police in charge of drafting the Texas Peace Officers Crash Report will take the statements of all witnesses, and will examine the other drivers to check for alcohol and drug use. The police can also be valuable witnesses to your injury at the scene, and the officer can often get the at-fault driver to admit fault at the accident scene.
Should I Go To The Doctor?
Never hesitate to get checked out by medical professionals even when you feel fine. Many times, due to the adrenaline pumping after a serious car accident, the physical pain begins 12 to 24 hours after the accident. Even if you did walk away just feeling “shaken up” after being rear-ended by a vehicle while at a stop light, tomorrow morning when you get out of bed it may be an entire different story.
It is also important that you get medical attention if you feel any discomfort and pain. A person’s natural inclination is to say that they are “fine” or “I’ll be OK.” Many people hope that their pain will go away on its own, then wait for several weeks before finally succumbing and going to a doctor. Waiting to seek treatment is not only not good for your health — it will have a detrimental and devastating effect on your chances of obtaining an appropriate settlement for your injuries. This is because a medical record of your injury at the time of the accident would not exist—by seeking immediately medical treatment after an accident—establishes a fact witness to injuries you suffered. Seeing a physician following the accident will insure a preliminary diagnosis, perhaps minimize the pain, discomfort and future treatment you may need later, and helps to establish a “continuity of treatment.” The “continuity of treatment” is essential for you case.
Follow the doctor’s advice down to the “T” and never miss a doctor’s appointment. NEVER substitute YOUR judgment for that of an experienced medical professional. If you do, it will be used against you in court and will have a beyond devastating effect on your case.
If you have been in a serious accident, chances are that some person has already made a record of what has happened to you. There already is a Cash Report, an on-the-job workers’ compensation report, or the like. If your condition required immediate medical care, hospital records will confirm your injuries. Make sure you promptly follow-up with treatment from your regular doctor or an appropriate specialist following any hospitalization.
Is There Anything Specific To Tell My Doctors?
When you are reporting your injury to ANYONE (police, paramedics, hospital staff, and doctors) take extra care to identify specific complaints, and do not omit any complaint you may have, no matter how minor. If something does not feel “right,” your doctor needs to have this information in order to render an informed medical opinion.
There is a saying in the medical profession “The eye cannot see what the mind does not know”—this phrase is commonly used in the medical profession to emphasize the fact that without study and acquisition of knowledge one would miss many clinical signs and clues, which would be unbecoming of a medical practitioner. In English, the doctor won’t know that you are experiencing radiating stabbing cervical spine pain after your accident unless you tell him.
Even if you feel it is “no big thing” or maybe not related to your accident, you still should recite all your complaints. A dry mouth, a light headache, and a little dizziness may be evidence of something more serious. Anything that is out of the ordinary is a symptom, and should be reported to assist your doctor in making an informed diagnosis.
For instance, a patient who has very slight tingling in the fourth and fifth fingers along with a minor crick in the neck, may not report the tingling sensation, which could be the sign of major disruption to a cervical disk. If that disk becomes completely ruptured and requires major neck surgery, it would have been far better to have had the initial medical diagnosis at the time of the accident cite the fracture to the outer wall of the disk occurred. Otherwise, the defense attorney for the insurance provider will argue that it could just as well have occurred by bending over and picking up heaving box’s while you were moving 3 weeks before the accident.
Do I Have To Contact My Insurance Company?
Most auto insurance companies require their policyholders to promptly report every auto accident. Your insurance company will want to gather all of the basic information concerning the accident for its records — whether you are at fault or not. Sometimes the insurance company would like for you to make a recorded statement concerning the accident. We suggest that you contact an attorney before you go any further, and certainly before you give the insurance company permission to record your conversation (IMPORTANT NOTE: You should never give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company without consulting with an attorney). However, bear in mind that if you fail to provide information to your insurance company within a timely manner this could result in loss of coverage for the accident, without it constituting bad faith by the insurer.
Should I speak to the At-Fault Drivers’s Insurance Carrier?
What if the claims adjuster randomly gives me a call before I have retained a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer?
Quite frankly, NO.
After being involved in an accident, you shouldn’t give an “oral statement” or “recorded statement” to the other side’s insurance company under any circumstances. If you do provide them with a statement, then you may very well end up regretting it. If you are contacted, be polite and cordial to the representative. However, it is your right to decline to speak with them.
You can tell their insurance company: “I’m in the process of retaining counsel.”
Remember, most insurance providers have a special department of insurance adjusters which are assigned to the claims for individuals who do not have legal representation. These Insurance Adjusters are professional negotiators with extensive experience in using psychological techniques to manipulate you into providing them with information that can hurt your case or accepting a small nominal settlement. Remember, these tactics are employed and successfully utilized within 24 hours of your accident.
Claims adjusters are hired because of their geniality. Their welcoming and reassuring telephone presence is designed to hurt YOU and help THEM.
Only experienced professionals can beat experts at their game. Our firm beats insurance adjusters at their game every single day which is why you should hire an aggressive and relentless Texas Car Accident Lawyer at the Rose Sanders Law Firm to handle your accident claim!
How long Does The Legal Process Take?
The length of a case will depend on many factors, such as nature and extent of injuries, the insurance providers involved and treatment required. Typically, a personal injury claim takes between 3 to 6 months while in the claims process. If the matter cannot be settled, then a lawsuit will be filed which can increase the time your case can settle up to 2 years.
When Should I contact a Texas Personal Injury Attorney?
Immediately, you should be in communication with an attorney who is experienced in strategically handling personal injury matters. This can be done after leaving the scene of an accident, or even when you are on the way to the hospital if you have the ability to do so. At Rose Sanders Law Firm, we will arrange for you to have a free case consultation. This consultation will allow us to asses the immediate strengths and weaknesses of your injury claim. Moreover, this will enable us to immediately act on your case, while all of the evidence is still “hot off the press”. If necessary, we also will have our vehicle crash investigator conduct a thorough analysis of the accident scene so that no evidence goes undetected. As a duty to you, our firm will go as far as immediately sending an Evidence Preservation letter to the at-fault party.
Speak With A Houston, Dallas, or McAllen Texas Personal Injury Attorney Who Can Protect Your Rights
The sooner you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer, the better your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact our law offices online by filling out a brief contact form by telephone at 713-231-9288.