After suffering a serious injury, whether in an auto accident or a slip and fall, the last thing that you want to do is deal with the insurance company. While they may claim to have your best interests in mind, most insurance adjusters are only interested in one thing: keeping costs low. For this reason, it can be particularly difficult to work out a fair settlement without the guidance of a Dallas personal injury lawyer. Unless you are aware of your rights as a victim, it is far too easy for the insurance company to get away with offering you the minimum. In many cases, accident victims are left with nothing after they have paid off their medical bills—especially if they have missed work in the time of their recovery.