If you’ve hired an auto accident attorney and are moving forward with a lawsuit against a negligent driver, you’ll want to make certain that you’re working with them and not against them. The attorney will be responsible for guiding you through the process of filing and for arguing your lawsuit. They will also take care of other situations that may arise. Make certain that you exercise some common sense when you are involved in a lawsuit.
Don’t Talk to the Defendant
First, remember that you shouldn’t be talking to the defendant under any circumstances while your lawsuit is pending. Anything you say to them could end up ruining your case. If you need to have communications with them, it will be facilitated by both of your attorneys. Your attorneys will know what to say and what not to say and, most importantly, they’ll know when there is actually no need for you to say anything at all.
Turn in All Records and Information
Second, make sure you give the attorney all of the information you have. If you have any kind of paperwork, it’s a good idea to let them know so they can determine whether or not they need it. Different attorneys will have their own way of going through paperwork and of discovering information about your case that favors you. If they ask you for additional items along the way, do your best to find them as they may help you win your claim.
Third, understand that there’s no guarantee that your lawsuit will win. This will be up to the jury. Your attorney will do their best to argue your claim in a convincing manner. The jury, however, will be the ones that will decide whether or not you get some, all or none of the award. A settlement is a guaranteed payout but the sum will be less than the amount you are seeking from a lawsuit. Your attorney will help you determine whether or not it’s worth it for you to take a settlement being offered by the other party.
If you have any questions about suing somebody over a car wreck, contact a Dallas car accident attorney. They can give you all the personal injury information you need as it applies to filing lawsuits and can help you determine whether or not filing a lawsuit would be a good option for you. It’s not always the best option, but it’s sometimes the only way to get compensation.