If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in Texas due to the fault of a truck driver or company, you may have the option to pursue a lawsuit in court, or have the option to settle the case outside of court. The decision whether to pursue litigation (a court case) or an out-of-court settlement will depend on the facts of your case, the amount of money the negligent party may be willing to offer in settlement, the evidence surrounding the case, and other factors. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a truck accident, and you are considering settling with the truck company, you may want to speak to the Cooper Law Firm, a truck accident attorney in Texas today. Our attorneys can review the details of your case, estimate the value of your claim, negotiate with negligent parties, and assist you with the next steps. Sometimes families and victims might be offered significant amounts of money by a truck company or insurance company after an accident. However, if families and victims don’t know what their claim might be worth, they might unknowingly settle for less than the case is worth. Serious and catastrophic injury claims can sometimes be worth quite a bit of money because of the devastating effects these injuries can have on a person’s ability to work and engage in regular life activities. Before settling, you may want to speak to the Cooper Law Firm, a truck accident law firm in Texas today.
Benefits of Out-of-Court Settlements
An out-of-court settlement may be able to help you and your family avoid a lengthy court case or trial. This could potentially save you money in court costs and legal fees. However, it is important to understand the value of your claim before accepting a settlement. (Families don’t want to unwittingly accept a lower settlement and forfeit their ability to take the case to court.) A truck accident lawyer like the Cooper Law Firm in Texas can look at your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering losses, and other damages to arrive at a reasonable estimate of your damages. The more serious your injuries, the higher value your claim might be and the more likely insurers and truck companies might push back on the settlement amount. Understanding the true value of your claim, the evidence surrounding the accident and the case, and other factors is important before accepting an out-of-court settlement, because there are some cases where a better settlement might be possible if the family and victims are willing to take the case to trial.
Benefits of Going to Trial
There are important benefits of taking a case to court. Many families want to hold the trucking industry accountable for their actions, and by taking a case to court, the issue becomes part of the public record. Sometimes court cases are followed by the news and this can also create awareness and set an example. If a truck company has a history of breaking the law or cutting corners that puts public safety at risk, taking the company to court can increase public awareness of certain practices that can put the public at risk. Families that take cases to trial may be able to receive higher damages awarded than might be possible when settling privately. Finally, sometimes out-of-court settlements may sometimes include clauses that requires victims and families to not speak up about what happened. Depending on your goals, this may or not appeal to your family. Some victims find meaning in raising awareness of truck and car accident risks while others would prefer to keep the circumstances surrounding their case private.
The Cooper Law Firm is a truck accident law firm in Texas that works with truck accident victims to help them reach the best outcome for their case. Sometimes this means settling the case in private and sometimes this means pursuing litigation. Every case will be unique. If you or someone you love was hurt in a truck accident, reach out to the Cooper Law Firm today. Our truck accident attorneys may be able to help you.
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In the aftermath of a truck accident you and your family might be facing a range of unique challenges. You may be facing unexpected medical and rehabilitation costs, and you or a loved one may have had to miss time from work to heal. All of this can create financial strain. Truck accident injuries can also change your life forever. If you or someone you love was hurt due to the negligence or neglect of a truck driver or truck company, you may have certain rights under the law. Contact the Cooper Law Firm, a truck accident law firm in Texas today, or reach out to USAttorneys.com to get matched with an attorney at the Cooper Law Firm today.