This post concludes our series on the handling of personal injury cases in Austin, Texas. Our goal with this series has been to help those who have been injured by another’s negligence to understand what to expect as their case progresses through the system. It is important to have realistic expectations by understanding the process. We cannot stress enough that you should contact a lawyer immediately if you have been injured through no fault of your own.
We have covered a number of topics over our last several articles. Subjects we have looked at included:
- What to expect during the treatment phase of a personal injury case
- Conducting discovery in an injury lawsuit
- Going to trial in a personal injury case
These are important topics for several reasons. Victims often have unrealistic expectations after they have been injured. Such expectations may lead to frustration and, in turn, their accepting a low settlement amount after they find out how long the process can take. By understanding what one faces after having been injured, they may better prepare themselves for the process and probably gain a greater recovery.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, then you should contact an injury attorney immediately. Should your case proceed to Court, then there will be many procedural steps that must be handled correctly. It is possible that the defense may file a Motion to dismiss your case in response to the Complaint. Should this happen, then an Opposition must be filed and that Opposition must cite appropriate law in argument as to why your case should proceed. If the case proceeds, then there will be many other steps which must be followed properly (such as evidence disclosures and the filing of necessary motions). A failure to adhere to the Court’s rules and procedures can lead to your matter being dismissed for technical reasons and never reaching trial. Retaining counsel can help to avoid these outcomes.
Contact our Austin injury attorneys if you have been the victim of another’s negligence. Dan Christensen has been protecting rights of victims for over twenty years and is proud of the track record which our firm has achieved. We are ready to assist you. We also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.