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Beaumont Car Accident Attorneys

Fighting For Car Accident Victims in Texas

When you are looking for an auto accident lawyer in Beaumont, TX, call the legal experts at Shelander Law Offices. We have been helping drivers recover from their car accidents and injuries for over four decades.

Even when you think that there is no way out, we will fight for your rights.

Our attorneys understand how difficult an auto accident can be and want to help make things better as soon as possible. You deserve justice – both physically and financially – so don't wait to contact our firm and find out what options are available under the law.

Call (409) 204-0895 or contact us online today to get started with a consultation.

You Don't Pay Unless We Win Your Case

We know that the cost of a car accident can be devastating, but we also want you to have peace of mind. That's why our contingency fee means there are no surprises for either party. Shelander Law Offices will only collect attorney fees if we win compensation in your case.

We know life gets tough enough already without adding more complications like serious injuries, heavy financial debt, medical bills, or other losses, but remember: at Shelander Law Offices, we prioritize restoring your financial circumstances so that you can focus on your health.

If you've been involved in an accident, our team will make sure your injuries can be taken care of by interviewing people who may have seen or heard about it and gather as much evidence so that every angle is covered in negotiations or court proceedings.

Maximize Your Insurance Claim After a Car Accident

If you are in an auto collision, it is important to take steps to preserve your insurance claim. This includes collecting evidence at the scene, such as photos and videos, and getting medical treatment. If you follow these three tips, you can make the process easier for yourself and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

#1: Remain Calm & Assess the Situation

If you've been in an auto collision, the first thing you should do is remain calm and assess the situation. If everyone involved appears to be okay, then exchange insurance information with the other driver and take as many photos and videos as possible of the accident scene.

It's best to keep silent about the accident itself. Insurance companies often look for any reason to deny a claim, so your words could be used against you even if you didn't mean them that way. Apologizing, justifying, or explaining what happened can all be construed as admitting fault, so it's best to keep quiet and let your insurance company handle it.

#2: Seek Medical Treatment

It is important to seek medical treatment when necessary. Clinical documentation of your injury and treatment are essential for an injury claim. Without this documentation, it may be more difficult to prove the extent of your injuries and the amount of damages you are entitled to.

In addition, seeking prompt medical treatment can also help you to recover more quickly from your injuries. If you wait too long to seek treatment, your injuries may become worse and may take longer to heal. As a result, it is always best to err on the side of caution and seek medical attention as soon as possible after an auto collision.

#3: Avoid Settling Your Claim Right Away

Finally, wait a few weeks before considering settling your claim. Insurance adjusters are highly motivated to settle claims and close files. For this reason, an adjuster may offer to settle an injury claim within a week of the auto collision. Some injuries are not immediately present at the time of the auto collision and onset could take days.

As a result, you may not know the full extent of your injuries for weeks or months later.

Schedule a consultation with our Beaumont car accident attorneys to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (409) 204-0895 or contact us online.

Our Attorneys

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    Tara Shelander


    Tara Shelander offers a lot of energy, diligence, and motivation to serve you, as our client. Tara has a background in business and entrepreneurship. She has experience litigating cases involving business practices, contempt of court, child support, child custodydivorce, and criminal cases.

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    Mel W. Shelander


    Mel W. Shelander has practiced law at the same location for over 35 years, successfully handling thousands of different kinds of cases for clients throughout Texas. As a lawyer, he is intentionally not board-certified in any one area of practice because he does not want to narrow his practice to one specific area. Not only can he help in family law matters, but also personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and landlord-tenant matters. As his client, you benefit from this ...
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    Colette Shelander


    Colette Shelander was born and raised in Beaumont. She is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014 and she obtained a Master’s Degree of Criminal Justice at Lamar University. She then attended law school in Charleston, South Carolina and returned right back to her hometown after graduation. She has the energy and drive to fight hard to get you what you deserve. She has served as an EMT so she performs well under pressure, and she will show the same compassion for you as she did ...

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