At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, making sure you understand every step of the legal process is important to us. When you get a Houston auto accident attorney from our firm, you can expect your case to follow this pattern:
STEP 1: HIRE AN ATTORNEY
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STEP 2: DEMAND PACKAGE
After we have discussed your case and gathered evidence, your attorney will send a demand package, which includes the proposed worth of your claim, to the defendants. The demand package describes your accident, injuries, damages, and how your life has been affected.
STEP 3: NEGOTIATION
During this stage, your lawyer will negotiate the worth of your case with the defendants.
STEP 4: SETTLE OR PROCEED
If the defendants make an offer you are willing to accept, then your case will settle. If the defendants refuse to pay what we determine is reasonable, your Texas car accident lawyer will file a lawsuit to pursue the damages we believe are owed to you.
STEP 5: FILE A LAWSUIT
Should your case go to trial, your attorney will have to file a lawsuit in court against the defendants. Once the defendants receive notice of the lawsuit, they are obligated to respond in a formal court.
STEP 6: PREPARATION
Your attorney will prepare your case for court by performing written discovery, which involves asking questions and requesting documents to gather facts about your case and taking depositions or sworn statements from witnesses before a court reporter. The defendants will also prepare for trial.
STEP 7: TRIAL
Once a trial date is set, you, your attorney, and the defendants will go before a judge and/or jury, and both sides will present their side of the case. After each side is heard, the judge and/or jury will render a decision, called a judgment.
If you have questions about your case throughout the legal process, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our litigators and support staff are here to help you. Call 1 (800) 444-5000 or fill out a free online consultation form today.