How to File Lawsuit After a Car Accident

I was Involved in a Texas Car Accident, how do i File a Civil Lawsuit?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you know that it is an extremely stressful and confusing experience. The most important thing to do after an accident is to make sure you are focusing on your health. But, you also need to make sure that you moving forward with your any civil complaint, if you intend to file one. This is why it is incredibly important to contact an experienced San Antonio car accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can focus on the legal aspects of your case, and focus on dealing with the insurance company, while you are taking care of your health and family.

The Process of Filing a Civil Car Accident Lawsuit in Texas

When you file a civil lawsuit stemming from a car accident, it begins with a document called a complaint. An attorney will prepare a complaint for you, and in your complaint, your attorney will meticulously state your case. A good complaint will be extensively detailed and will leave out no key facts. Important parts of the complaint include:

  • Identifying the parties in the case;
  • Stating every important fact related to the accident, one by one
  • Explaining the relevance of each of the facts and showing how they support your position;
  • and, a statement saying how much compensation you are asking for, and the reasons you are justified to ask for that compensation

A well prepared complaint a crucial first step in receiving full and fair compensation, either through settlement or seeing the lawsuit to it’s conclusion. An experienced car accident attorney when it comes to preparing a complaint. You need an attorney with the right kind of experience dealing with cases similar to your own. A poorly prepared complaint can spell doom for your claim.

The Defendant Will Respond

Once a complaint is filed and processed by the Texas court, the defendant will have a chance to respond to your complaint by filing an ‘answer’. The defendant’s answer will generally attempt to undermine your case by adding more facts if they exist, or usually, by trying to spin the facts in their favor. The answer is key, because once your car accident attorney gets a chance to read it, your attorney will have a much better idea as to how the defendant plans to argue their side of the case. At this point, the case moves to the pre-trial stage. The pre-trial stage involves discovery, which is critically important. It is also during this stage when many car accident cases reach a settlement. An experienced attorney will know when a settlement is the best option and alternatively when to push ahead towards the trial.

Contact an Experienced San Antonio Car Accident Lawyer

Insurance companies never make it easy to recover full and fair compensation. Sometimes filing a civil lawsuit is the only way to make them take you seriously. The insurance company is staffed with seasoned professionals, whose only goal is to limit your recovery. You need an experienced professional on your side to even the playing field. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos we have decades of experience aggressively advocating for the rights of injured car accident victims. If you have been in a Texas car accident and you have any questions about filing a civil claim, contact our office today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.

1844 Lockhill Selma Rd #102
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: (210) 308-8811