Do I Have to Go to Court for a Car Accident in Texas?
Being involved in an auto wreck is one of the most traumatizing experiences you could ever go through, but when someone else is responsible for causing the collision, you can bring them to justice and obtain full compensation for the damages inflicted upon you when you work with an attorney.
When you’ve suffered serious injuries in a car accident, the last thing you probably want to do is go to court. There are some instances where you may have to go to court in Texas, but fortunately, this isn’t always the case. Continue reading to learn more about when you’ll be able to avoid court and when going to court may be in your best interest.
Dealing with the Auto Insurer after a Car Crash
The best way to ensure that your claim is settled outside of court is for your personal injury attorney to be able to successfully negotiate with the insurance company. You will need to file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company as well as your own. We will be negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance provider to obtain the compensation that is rightfully yours.
However, because the insurer is a for-profit business, they are unlikely to simply write you a check for the amount you deserve. Oftentimes, the threat of litigation is enough to get the insurance adjuster to see reason, but in cases where they make you an insultingly low offer, or flat-out refuse to settle your car accident claim, going to court will be our best option.
When You Might Have to Go to Court for a Car Wreck
Although you may not be interested in going to court, doing so may be your best chance at recovering full repayment of your damages. In court, the judge and jury will be able to hear directly from you how influential your injuries have been on your life, and they will therefore be more likely to award you maximum compensation for your losses.
This becomes even more likely when the insurance adjuster’s attempts to make you appear more to blame for the cause of the wreck are refuted by the evidence your lawyer presents in court. You can be certain that if your attorney recommends heading to court, it will only be because it is in your best interest to do so.
Consult with a Texas Car Accident Lawyer
For assistance in settling your auto wreck claim, get in touch with an experienced Texas car accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP. You can schedule your free claim assessment today by calling our office at 214-522-9404 or by completing the brief contact form we have provided at the bottom of this page.