Harris County, Texas (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
The family of a Harris County woman received a settlement of $181,000 after she was killed in an auto accident on Beltway 8 West, said Carlson Law Firm personal injury lawyer, Kathryn Knotts. According to police reports, the Carlson Law Firm’s client was a passenger in the vehicle when it was struck by a pickup truck, sparking critical injuries that later claimed the life of their client (Claim No. 12-4739603, Harris County)
Although the Texas Department of Transportation reported more than 38,000 Harris County car accidents, in 2011 alone, the rising number of car crashes across the state doesn't alleviate the detrimental effects that each wreck has on the families and loved ones affected.
“The most rewarding thing about working on this case was helping a family who had truly suffered a great loss,” Knotts said. “Although no amount of money will bring back their loved one, the money recovered will help them move forward. I am so proud of my team and the compassion and diligence everyone demonstrated throughout the process.”
While thousands of Texans are left to deal with the aftermath of auto accidents each year, many situations can involve complex details and issues that make the help of a personal injury lawyer necessary.
“The family was in no position to deal with the voluminous medical providers,” Knotts recalled. “Our extensive experience working with medical providers and health insurance companies ensured that the client’s family did not get taken advantage of by medical providers’ billing companies. Additionally, our knowledge about auto insurance companies and possible insurance policies enabled us to identify other policies that provided additional sources of recovery for the family.”
Following a collision or accident, many victims and their families focus on getting healthy, getting back on their feet financially and getting back to work, leaving them little time to delve into the complicated details associated with their accident, medical bills and insurance policies. Understanding the various policies involved and uncovering important facts is one of the ways a personal injury law firm can advocate for victims of auto accidents and the family members mourning the loss of a loved one.
“One of the most challenging aspects of this case was tracking down all of the 60+ medical providers she had seen to ensure they billed to health insurance and then confirming the balance, because the family didn’t want to continue to receive bills,” said Knotts.
Although attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm pride themselves on their courtroom knowledge and years of experience honing their craft, recognizing their role as advocates and friends to their clients is of upmost importance to the lawyers and staff alike.
“It was a challenge to talk with the family as they grieved the loss of their loved one,” Knotts recognized. “Much of our role in a case is not just providing “legal services,” but being a shoulder for clients and their family to lean on as they grieve.”