Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
When you bare loss because of somebody else’s negligence, you can file a lawsuit against the responsible party. Every state has different rules for a personal injury case and it is recommended that you immediately consult with a lawyer to get a clear idea about the law of your state.
If you are injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you have a right to ask for compensation. This means that whatever medical expenses you come across will be paid by the responsible party, not you. But to get the most out of this incident, you have to consult with a lawyer first.
- Share every piece of information with your lawyer.
- Your lawyer will design a compensation plan according to your state’s law.
- You don’t need to pay a lawyer’s fee initially.
- Your lawyer will take a little amount from the compensation you receive for your injury by the opposing party.
- The lawyer will file a complaint against the responsible party in court.
- Then the discovery process begins when you and the opposition will share information about the accident and other important documents like medical bills, leave forms, etc.
- Your lawsuit depends on these documents as this will decide how much compensation you receive.
- You will be asked questions by the opposing party’s lawyer about the incident, injuries incurred, and the overall loss caused by the accident.
- All of this information will build your case and it depends on your lawyer how he gets you prepared for it all.
- Both party’s lawyers will try to reach to a settlement.
- Now this is in your lawyer’s hand. If your lawyer doesn’t negotiate on the compensation amount, the case will go forward for a trial in which the final decision will be made by the court.
- If both the parties fail to agree on a settlement, the case will get a trial date in court which could take months.
- Your case needs to be strong enough to win compensation.
- The stronger the case, the better your chances at getting a fair amount.
- If the court is convinced that you had incurred a huge loss and the opposing party is responsible for the incident, you will be awarded compensation.
- Many times an insurance company needs to pay the compensation. If so, you will need to go through another process of signing various documents.
- If the responsible party will be paying the price directly then you will ask for compensation right away.
- If the responsible party doesn’t agree on paying, your lawyer has a right to seize his/her bank accounts and wages until he/she pays the compensation amount.
Personal injury lawyer Chris Davis from Davis & Davis, PLLC, will help you build a strong lawsuit against the negligent party. He is experienced and can make the opposing party agree on a settlement that is in your favor.