Individuals and entities get sued for all kinds of reasons in the United States. However, contrary to popular belief, filing a lawsuit is not something one can do on a whim, and it’s not something that only people who are the “suing type” do. It’s actually a specific and, often, necessary process. For someone who’s been injured in a car accident, suing the negligent driver may be the best option—especially in a fault state like Texas.
Yet the reality is that most car accident claims don’t escalate to that level. (And even those that do usually settle before the lawsuit progresses to a jury trial.) Where your case ends up depends on a range of factors, many of which you can’t control.
Understand that suing a person, company, or other entity does not make you greedy or attention-seeking. It simply means you’re using the appropriate and effective means for securing the money you need to get your life “back to normal” after being injured by someone else’s negligence.
This article will outline what exactly a lawsuit is and why many car crash cases never need to involve one. You’ll also learn why car accidents that do turn into lawsuits are justified in doing so. Finally, we’ll discuss why working with an experienced car accident lawyer is vital to the entire process, whether or not it involves a lawsuit.