Every day, Conroe residents come face to face with dangers that may leave them nursing serious injuries and serious psychological trauma. Unfortunately, many of these injured victims do not receive full justice, and some injured persons are not aware that they may qualify for monetary compensation. Under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code 33.001, you may obtain compensation for damages suffered if the negligent misconduct of another party caused you harm. And while no amount of money can undo these damages, the compensation you get will surely help you weather the financial storms that often follow an injury.
As expected, filing a personal claim is not easy. You must meet all legal requirements to have your case heard by a judge or jury. And for an average person, this can prove to be a daunting task. Many injured victims are already physically and emotionally burdened to focus on their legal case, putting themselves in a difficult position in their pursuit for justice. Luckily, our compassionate and highly-skilled Conroe personal injury lawyers at Lone Star Injury Attorneys can help you maneuver this rigorous and stressful process. If you have recently suffered physical harm due to the negligence of another party, there’s no shame in pursuing what’s rightfully yours.
When deciding whether to pursue legal action for your injuries, you must understand how the legal claims process works. It’s not just a matter of pointing fingers at another party. To ensure that you adequately prepare to make a strong case for a positive outcome, you should consider the following steps:
Most accident victims tend to be independent when it comes to filing a personal injury claim. For a majority of them, retaining an attorney feels like an expense that they cannot afford. However, many injured parties can get legal representation at no cost through a contingency fee agreement, which our Lone Star Injury Attorneys offer. Through this arrangement, you pay our lawyers only if they secure compensation on your behalf through the personal injury case. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about affording a lump sum in legal fees.
Retaining one of our attorneys begins with a phone call where you schedule a free case evaluation that normally lasts between 15-60 minutes. The purpose of this meeting is to allow your lawyer to look into the details of your accident and determine whether your case is viable. You should remember to bring supporting documents such as police reports and photos of the scene with you to make the process easier.
Once you agree to work with our legal team, the burden of your case is taken off your shoulders. It becomes our business to focus on securing maximum monetary compensation on your behalf. While at it, you get to work on your well-being by seeking medical treatment for your injuries and following up with your doctor’s plan.
Through our fact-finding mission, we talk to all eyewitnesses who may have seen the accident happen. Their testimonials play a crucial role in proving liability. Police and doctor’s reports will also be taken into account to ensure that we build a strong case for you. The purpose of these investigations is to prove that the defendant was at least 51% to blame for the fault of the accident, which is the minimum requirement for most personal injury claim cases in Texas.
After building your accident case and determining the value of your claim, your diligent lawyer will notify the defendant’s insurance company about your demands for compensation. Even before doing so, the insurance adjuster may have already reached out with an initial settlement offer.
Depending on the details of your claim, your attorney will engage the insurance company in back-and-forth negotiations until a mutual agreement is reached. At this point, the legal process will have come to an end. But if this process doesn’t result in fair compensation, the window for filing a lawsuit in court is still open.
If your case is one of the few that goes to trial, attorneys from both sides will argue their points before a judge and jury. This is where all documents about your injuries and damages are presented. Your personal injury lawyer will bring forth all related and necessary facts and documents. Unfortunately, getting a trial date can take months and sometimes years. Since the statute of limitations comes to an end when you file the claim, there is no specific deadline to have your case settled once you have filed your case in court. However, the attorney you hire can speed up the process to help you resolve your case on time.
At Lone Star Injury Attorneys, we understand that filing a claim is equally important as getting compensated on time. For this reason, we will work tirelessly to push your best interests forward, either through negotiations or proceeding to trial. Get in touch with a Conroe personal injury lawyer today for more information about your potential case.