Making a Personal Injury Claim in Dallas, Texas
When you make a personal injury claim, the process can feel drawn out and confusing. At the beginning of your case, your lawyer will likely start off with investigating who may be responsible and put them on notice of a claim.
During this time, your case is in the pre-litigation phase, which we call prelit. For more information, we have a video about this on our website. Throughout the pre-lit phase, your lawyer might try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement before any trial actually occurs.
However, if the defendant and the insurance company refused to settle in the pre-lit phase of your personal injury claim, the chances of going to trial increase. Now, there are lots of steps between the lawsuit being filed and the case actually going to trial. During this time, which is called the litigation phase, the parties will continue to negotiate a settlement. Statistically speaking, most cases settle without the necessity of a trial.
What Happens If My Case Doesn't Settle in Pre-Litigation?
However, if the parties are unable to resolve the case than a trial will be necessary. We firmly believe that every client should hire a team that's capable of taking the case to trial. While your attorney should always fight for full value. Most attorneys focus on the quickest and easiest settlement. We don't subscribe to that. We believe each case should be evaluated on its own. Considering the case, the liability of the defendants, the law on the issues, and your injuries and damages.
Because each case is unique, some may take longer than others to get you everything that you deserve. When you're looking for a lawyer for your personal injury case, be sure to ask them about the chances that your case will go to trial. Communication is a core pillar here at BLF. And we believe that any law firm should have outstanding communication with you. This includes providing you with regular updates on negotiations so that you're always aware of how likely a trial is in your future.
Steps to Take if You Have Questions About Your Personal Injury Case
If you have more questions, be sure to check out the free information provided on our website. We provide articles, guides, and success stories to help you through your serious injury case. If you're searching for help on a catastrophic injury case, be sure to reach out to our team. Our Texas-based law firm prepares as though every case is going to trial. So we're always ready.