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STEP 1: REPORT YOUR INJURY
The first step is to notify your employer about your injury or illness. Your employer should then make a report of your incident, including notes on how the incident occurred and what injuries you suffered.
STEP 2: HIRE AN ATTORNEY
Knowing what documents you need to keep for your injuries and what paperwork you have to fill out to report your incident can be confusing. Our train accident attorneys know the law and can help you navigate the system. Fill out a FREE initial consultation form and tell us how your train injury occurred.
STEP 3: DEMAND PACKAGE
Your attorney will gather the facts and evidence of your case to create a demand package for the defendant. The demand package states the proposed worth of your claim based on the cause of your accident and the injuries and damages you suffered.
STEP 4: NEGOTIATION
During negotiations, your attorney will discuss the details of the demand package with the defendant to fight for the worth of your case.
STEP 5: SETTLE OR PROCEED
If the defendant makes an offer you are willing to accept, then your case will settle. If the defendant refuses to pay what is reasonable, your attorney will file a lawsuit to pursue the compensation you’re owed.
STEP 6: FILE A LAWSUIT
If you’re unable to settle your case, your attorney will have to file a lawsuit in court against the defendant. Once the defendant receives notice of the lawsuit, he must respond in a formal court.
STEP 7: PREPARATION
Before your case goes to trial, your Texas train accident attorney and the defendant’s attorneys will prepare for court by further investigating your claim, talking to witnesses, and taking depositions. Your attorney will also prepare you for court by telling you what to expect and making sure you understand your role in the process.
STEP 8: TRIAL
Once a trial date is set, you, your attorney, and the defendant 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.