Third Stage: Litigation, Negotiation, and Settling

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Third Stage: Litigation, Negotiation, and Settling

 

Filing Lawsuit: Once we have gathered all the information we needed, we will file the personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Filing lawsuit allows us to access more evidence and facts, using demand, discovery, deposition, mediation, and more, which help us prepare for settlement negotiations or trial.

Negotiating Insurance Settlement: Recent years, more and more semi-truck accident claims are resolved with an insurance settlement prior to trial. An experienced semi-truck accident attorney will have a targeted settlement amount in mind before they contact an insurance company. They will base this on a number of different factors as stated below.

  • Current and Future Medical Bills — Visits to the emergency room and hospital, surgery, assistive technology, appointments, as well as long-term medical attention and rehabilitation.
  • Lost Wages — monetary compensation for the wages lost immediately after the accident until the verdict of the lawsuit.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity — Should the injured party be able to prove they will no longer be able to earn the same living or their ability to earn a living has been negatively affected, awarding party will have to determine a fair compensation.

Indefinite losses may include:

  • Pain and Suffering — Compensation for the injury or injuries, level of pain, and duration injured person(s) are planned to suffer due to accident.
  • Mental Anguish — Compensation for emotional damage and post-accident stress due to accident.
  • Loss of Consortium — Compensation given to spouse, parents, or children under the age of 18 due to the inability to provide, assist, care, and companionship caused by the semi-truck accident.

If the injured party can prove the defendant’s actions, “were willful, fraudulent, or reckless,” charges for punitive damages can be validated. Punitive damages act to penalize the defendant to prevent similar actions from occurring in the future.

 

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The attorney you choose does make a difference; don’t get hurt twice. Our expert legal team has proven to be dedicated, compassionate, and most importantly, effective fighters for our clients. We have handled thousands of personal injury cases and recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We are with you every step of the way. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, and we never charge a fee unless we win.

Hollingsworth Law Firm is located at 1415 North Loop West, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77008. You can call us at 713.637.4560 or fax at 713.474.9017. Our office is open Monday through Friday from seven in the morning until seven at night, closed on Saturday and Sunday. You can always send us a message on our website.

 

About Hollingsworth Law Firm

Our aggressive personal injury trial attorneys at the Hollingsworth Law Firm are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. If you are the victim of an automobile accidentairplane accidentworkplace injury or other catastrophic injury, you need legal advice from a personal injury attorney with proven results you can trust. Our dedicated legal team is proud to represent clients across the state of Texas. WE WILL START FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS TODAY!

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