Investigation is the first step, including gathering all accident reports, physical evidence including photographs, and medical records. The next step is a settlement demand, sometimes in conjunction with mediation to try and settle the case (if the case is in litigation). Negotiation with the insurer of the at-fault person or company is the next step. If you are unable to negotiate a settlement, then you file a lawsuit and prepare for trial. The case is then tried. After trial, either party may appeal the result alleging legal mistakes that warrant a different result or a new trial.
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Before you negotiate or sign anything, learn your rights and how to protect yourself and your family. A personal injury lawyer can talk to you about your legal options, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to maximize your claim. Contact Todd Law Firm now to discuss your case. The consultation is free and there is no obligation. Or, simply call our Austin, Texas office at (512) 472-7799.