Q: Can a company be sued by someone who is not represented by an attorney?
I am in need of a legal team to file for discovery and determine if a wrongful death law suit could be brought in the State of Texas regarding a fatal trucking accident wherein my brothers' cab of his semi seems to have been side swiped by the trailer of the truck in front of him, pinning him in and crushing him. I have yet to find anyone willing to provide the needed legal counsel that I've been seeking and maybe a legal team in Texas to work with me at this time. The accident occurred on November 19, 2022 on Hwy 20 near Mile Marker 3 on a cold, snowy, cloudy day.
Yes, a company can be sued by someone who is not represented by an attorney; this is known as proceeding pro se. However, wrongful death cases, particularly those involving truck accidents, can be complex and often require a deep understanding of both state laws and federal regulations governing commercial trucking. Given these complexities, it's strongly advised to continue seeking legal counsel.
Many attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, especially in personal injury and wrongful death cases, which means they only get paid if you win the case. Look for a law firm with experience in trucking accidents; they will have the resources to handle the discovery process and build a strong case on your behalf. In the meantime, preserve any evidence you have related to the accident and avoid any communication with potential defendants or their insurance companies.
A: I'm very sorry for your loss. Companies can usually be sued by claimants who are not represented by attorneys, as a general matter. It looks like you've made efforts to discuss with attorneys - that's something that most attorneys here would probably recommend. Good luck
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