An out of court settlement agreement occurs when the parties involved in a pending lawsuit or legal issue agree to resolve their dispute to mutual satisfaction without legal intervention. It is up to you and your Texas attorney as to whether or not you will resolve your insurance claim settlement out of court or not.

After a car accident an insurance adjuster will usually contact you and offer an initial settlement based on what they think you deserve and the limitations of your insurance policy. If you do not accept this settlement, you could choose to file an auto accident lawsuit. Money owed to you from an insurance claim settlement can help pay for medical bills and other expenses that occurred after an accident.

Some people may think that it is easier and more cost-effective to forgo hiring a Texas attorney and just agree to the out of court settlement agreement. However, the insurance company might only be offering you the lowest amount of auto accident lawsuit money and can use deceptive techniques to trick you into thinking that it is not. Remember that insurance companies are only out to protect their interests and will avoid paying you what you truly deserve and need. 

Do not let an insurance company take advantage of you by talking you into an inadequate out of court settlement agreement. If you are contacted by an insurance adjuster do not agree to anything without first consulting an attorney experienced in dealing with insurance claim settlement cases. 

Consult an Experienced Austin Car Accident Lawyer

Before you take the important step of hiring a lawyer, educate yourself about what you can expect from a Texas personal injury claim after your accident in Austin, Texas. Order this free guide for Texas accident victims and learn:  
  • What to ask a lawyer before hiring them to take your case.
  • The most common reasons a Texas personal injury claim will fail.
  • What you can do to protect your injury claim. 

Not every accident case requires the help of a car accident attorney. We can help you to determine whether yours is one of those cases! If you are ready to get started with your case, we urge you to contact us today for a FREE case evaluation – (512) 472-7799.

David Todd
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Austin TX Family Law, Personal Injury and Eminent Domain Attorney