If you’re still not sure about filing a personal injury lawsuit because the process seems complicated and stressful, don’t worry. The team at Will Adams Law Firm is here to support clients every step of the way, ensuring they feel comfortable and confident about the legal process.
Many personal injury lawsuits begin with an insurance claim. After a car accident, truck wreck, or other vehicle crash, your lawyer will file insurance claim with all the relevant policies. The insurance company will assign an adjuster to your claim who will negotiate back and forth with your attorney. The insurance adjuster’s job is to resolve your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. They sometimes use underhanded tactics, pressuring injured people into accepting an unfairly low settlement offer.
You can avoid a low settlement by working with an attorney. At Will Adams Law Firm, we guide our clients through the entire process and advise them on when to accept or deny offers. If the insurance company refuses to make an offer that is reasonable, you can file a personal injury lawsuit, demanding fair compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Your personal injury attorney will begin the litigation process by filing a formal legal document called a “complaint.” The complaint outlines your situation and the legal basis for your claims, and is given to both the court and the at-fault parties. From there, you and the insurance company will follow a formal process that involves paperwork, hearings, and the sharing of information.
At any point in the process, the insurance company can offer a settlement and you can choose to accept or reject it. Again, our team is committed to advising our clients on whether these offers are fair based on your situation and injuries. If the company can’t (or won’t) make a fair offer, the case goes to court for a jury to decide. Not every personal injury case will go to trial, but if yours does, we’re experienced trial lawyers and will be ready to fight.
Pay Attention to the Statute of Limitations
In Texas, injured people have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. This limit is called the statute of limitations. Once it expires, you might lose your right to compensation. If you have any questions about the process, your case, or what to do next, please get in touch with us. We can schedule a complimentary case evaluation to help you decide what to do next, no strings attached.