At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston auto accident lawyers know settling a traffic crash claim in Texas involves several steps. You have already reported the accident to the police, collected evidence from the scene — including exchanging information with the at-fault driver, taken pictures, and recorded witness statements — sought medical attention, and reported the crash to your insurance provider. No what?
Understanding the legal process can help you navigate the complexities of your claim and how it unfolds. This starts by partnering with a skilled and trusted personal injury attorney to assess the details of your claim, including determining liability.
Once we partner with our clients, we immediately get started.
Submit a Demand Letter to the At-Fault Party’s Insurance Company
Our Houston personal injury attorney will prepare a demand letter outlining the details of the accident, injuries, and damages. The letter will include a specific demand for compensation.
The Insurance Company’s Response & Ongoing Negotiations
At Hollingsworth Law Firm, we fight for our clients’ rights, pursuing the best financial outcome for their unique personal injury claims. We will negotiate to reach a fair settlement that reflects your overall compensation needs.
Reach a Settlement Agreement with the Insurance Provider
A formal settlement agreement is drafted once both parties agree on a settlement amount. This document outlines the terms and conditions of the settlement.
Release of Claims Notice
In exchange for the settlement amount, you will likely be required to sign a release of claims, waiving your right to pursue further legal action related to the accident.
Disbursement of Funds
After the release is signed, the insurance company will disburse the settlement funds to our law firm. If there are any outstanding medical liens or other obligations, that total will be subtracted from the settlement total. In addition, our agreed-upon legal fees will be deducted from the settlement amount, and a final check will be written to the client.
Remember that every case is unique, and the specific details will influence the process.
Consulting with our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys is crucial, especially if the case involves serious injuries or disputes about liability, to get legal advice tailored to your situation.
Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.