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Girl holding her neck after a car wreck

After a car wreck, your number one priority should be getting back on your feet. Unfortunately, some insurance companies like to swoop in and settle your claims for cheap by having you release your rights on the phone immediately following the car accident. This is a predatory practice that our firm sees way too often.

Are Oral Releases Enforced by the Court?

Unfortunately, these oral releases are enforced by our Texas courts. In short, if you are involved in a wreck, the other party’s insurance company may contact you. They will promise you some money in exchange for your oral agreement to release their insured. The call will likely be recorded without your knowledge, which is illegal.

If you find out later that your injuries are more severe than you thought, then you will have accepted compensation that is inadequate. The compensation may not even cover the costs of your injuries and/or property. At this point, it will probably be too late to reverse things.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer at Our Firm Today

At Erskine & McMahon, LLP, we have over 35 years of experience fighting to protect the rights of East Texans. If you were injured in a car accident, make sure to talk to us first before you speak with any insurance company. We will help you secure a more favorable outcome. We can help. Be safe - not sorry.

Contact our office online or give us a call at (903) 500-2490 to schedule a consultation.

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