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Do I Have to Go to Court for a Car Accident in Texas? 

Not everyone knows that going to court is a possibility in a vehicle crash case. If you’ve just found this out, you might be speculating, “Do I have to go to court for a car accident in Texas?” If you are worried about the answer, then you are likely a little anxious about the prospect of going to court.

You don’t have to be worried, though. A lawyer can prepare you for car accident court, if it ever comes to that. You should also know that most auto wreck cases are settled outside of the courtroom.

Car Crash Claims

When you’ve been hurt in an auto wreck, you might already know you have the right to pursue the person who caused your accident by filing an injury claim. You can submit your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company to receive money to pay for your car’s property damage and your injuries and medical expenses.

Most of the time an insurance company will settle car accident cases, giving the accident victims the money they need. Every once in a while, though, they might not.

When a Claim Could Go to Court

Your claim could go to court if the insurer decides to fight your claim. For instance, if the insurer believes that you were responsible for causing the car accident, they might deny your claim. In this event, you would have to take the insurance company to court to get the money you need after your accident

Another reason you might go to court for an auto injury is if the insurer isn’t willing to pay you fairly. Sometimes insurance companies will offer low settlements that an accident victim isn’t happy with. If that happens to you, you might have no choice but to take the insurer to court.

Speak to a Texas Car Crash Lawyer

Now you know a little more about whether you will have to go to court for a car accident in Texas. In most cases, you won’t be required to attend a trial. However, it is possible. A Texas car crash lawyer at Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC can assist you with going to court or with a claim. Get a free case review by calling 361-792-3811 or by filling out the contact form below.

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921 N. Chaparral Suite 100
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Phone: 361-792-3811

San Antonio Office:


700 N. St. Mary's Suite 1400
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: 210-960-9008

Austin Office:


3800 N. Lamar Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78756

Phone: 512-640-4009

Edinburg Office:


506 W. University
Edinburg, Texas 78539

Phone: 956-307-4577

Houston Office:


1700 Post Oak Boulevard 2 Blvd Place
Houston, Texas 77056

Phone: 713-660-7018

Laredo Office:


1100 Matamoros Suite 200
Laredo, Texas 78040-7804

Phone: 956-606-4284

Dallas Office:


2911 Turtle Creek Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219

Phone: 972-363-6616

El Paso Office:


231 N Kansas, 7th Floor
El Paso, Texas

Phone: 915-777-3310

Victoria Office


101 W. Goodwin Suite 750
Victoria, Texas 77901

Phone 361-575-3101

Port Lavaca Office


402 W. Main St.
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979

Phone 361-552-3100

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222 N Expressway 77 Suite 100
Brownsville 78521

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