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What to Expect When Going Through a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Dec 29, 2022 | Consumer Information, Personal Injury

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You may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit if you’re injured due to someone else’s negligence. Knowing what steps are involved in a personal injury lawsuit can help you prepare for the process and understand how it works. This blog post will give an overview of the different stages of a personal injury lawsuit so that you know what to expect.

The Initial Consultation

The first step in any personal injury lawsuit is an initial consultation with an experienced attorney. During this meeting, your lawyer will assess your case and advise you on the best course of action moving forward. Your lawyer will also explain the legal process and answer any questions or concerns that you have about the suit. It’s essential to speak to an experienced attorney who understands personal injury law in your state before taking further steps.

Filing The Claim

Once you and your attorney have decided that a lawsuit is necessary, your lawyer will draft and file the complaint in court. This document outlines all relevant information about your case, including why damages should be awarded and how much compensation you should seek. Your lawyer will then serve this complaint on the other party involved in the suit, giving them notice of your intent to sue them for damages.

Gathering Evidence

After you file the complaint, both sides will begin gathering evidence to support their claims during what is known as “discovery.” During discovery, both parties can request documents from one another and depose witnesses at the time of the accident or incident which led to your injuries. Both sides can also use this time to negotiate a settlement before going to court if they wish. Going through a personal injury lawsuit can be intimidating but understanding each step of the process can help alleviate some of those feelings.

The initial consultation with an experienced lawyer is critical for assessing whether or not filing a suit is necessary and outlining what steps you will need to take next if you are to pursue it. From there, your lawyer will draft and file a complaint, which begins formal proceedings against whoever caused your injuries, followed by evidence gathering during the discovery phase, when both sides work together to build their cases before heading into court if needed. Knowing each stage of this process beforehand can make it more manageable for those considering filing a personal injury lawsuit against someone else for damages caused by their negligence or wrongdoing.

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