Leander Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are reading this, you or a loved one has probably been injured in an accident in Leander, Texas, as a result of someone else’s negligence, and you are looking for a Leander personal injury lawyer to represent you in a personal injury claim. Chances are you have never filed a claim before, and you do not know what to expect.
There are many twists and turns to navigate during a personal injury claim. This makes it extremely important that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer from Loewy Law Firm to ensure that every procedure is followed, every angle is investigated, and that you recover maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
What to Expect in a Leander Personal Injury Case
To give you an idea of what you should expect, here is a brief overview of the process involved in a typical Leander personal injury case:
The Initial Consultation
Our Leander personal injury lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation, where you will be able to learn who will potentially be handling your case, specifically, the attorney’s experience handling personal injury cases like yours.
The Fee Arrangement
During the initial consultation, we will also explain to you how we will be compensated for handling your case. We are paid a percentage of the funds that we recover on your behalf. This is called a contingency fee. Under this fee arrangement, we will only be entitled to be paid a fee if we recover money on your behalf, by either settlement or judgment in court.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may still be undergoing medical treatment during this stage of your personal injury claim. While you are being treated, your injury attorney will be investigating your claim. This will include gathering any reports made by first responders, emergency room doctors, and your treating physicians, as well as, other relevant document, including police reports, eyewitness statements, expert opinions, and all of your bills to date.
After we are satisfied that we know enough about the circumstances that caused your accident, as well as, your injuries, treatment, and prognosis for recovery, we will be able to provide you with an accurate appraisal of the value of your claim. Once this value has been calculated, we will provide the defendant’s insurance company with your initial settlement demands. If a settlement is reached at this stage, your personal injury case is essentially over. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, your claim may have to be litigated in order to recover all the compensation to which you are entitled.
The overwhelming majority of personal injury claims in Texas are settled without litigation. But, cases involving severe injuries or large settlement demands frequently have to be litigated in order for the victim to be compensated fairly. Litigation is the process of resolving a personal injury claim through the court system, and it proceeds as follows:
Complaint & Answer
Your Leander personal injury lawyer will begin the litigation process by drafting and filing a complaint with the court. Then, the defendant has an allotted amount of time to file an answer with the court admitting to or denying your claims and offering a defense.
After the complaint and answer phase, you and the defendant will engage in a formal fact-finding process called discovery. As part of this process, each side will exchange and fulfill written interrogatories (questions), requests for documents, and requests for admissions with each other.
When all discovery has been exchanged, the lawyers from both sides will begin to file pretrial motions with the court. Pretrial motions are usually filed in an attempt to get the court to throw out all or part of the plaintiff’s claims or the defenses asserted by the defendant, or to limit what may be admitted as evidence at trial.
Final Attempts to Settle Before Trial
Settlement negotiations sometimes continue during the litigation process and often take on greater urgency as the trial approaches. So, it is still possible, and often desirable, that your lawsuit may be settled before going to trial.
If a settlement has not been reached at this point, your lawsuit will proceed to trial, where your case will be decided by a jury, based on a preponderance of evidence that suggests that the defendant is either liable to compensate you for your damages, or not.
From beginning to end, your Leander personal injury case can take anywhere from 18 to 24 months to be resolved by settlement or verdict at trial, and we will be with you at every stage, fighting aggressively for the compensation that you and your family deserve.
Contact An Experienced Leander Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has been injured in Leander, Texas, as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call Loewy Law Firm today at (512) 280-0800, or visit our contact page to arrange a consultation with an experienced Leander personal injury lawyer.