What are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit?
When you get injured due to another party’s recklessness or negligence, you have the legal right to pursue compensation that will be critical to cover your medical expenses if the injury is severe. The compensation will also go a long way in ensuring you can sustain your living expenses if the injury hinders you from working or performing productive activities. Our Jersey City personal injury attorney Anthony Carbone can offer you the assistance you require to ensure that you get your deserved justice in your personal injury lawsuit. He has over 30 years of top-level experience representing clients in personal injury lawsuits. He is passionate about his clients, and he will work closely with you to ensure that your rights are protected.
The steps in a personal injury lawsuit
Many people always wonder what are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit and do not know where to start when filing one. At the law offices of Anthony Carbone, you will be advised and guided through the process. Personal injury lawsuits are unique for different people, but there are some common landmarks that you can expect to encounter in your lawsuit. These include:
Step 1: Consultation with a personal injury attorney
After an accident or sustaining an injury due to another person’s negligence, it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately. Speaking to an attorney will be crucial for them to understand some specific information about your case, such as:
- The extent of your injuries
- Whether there is a party at fault
- The medical costs associated with your injury
- Your legal options
At our offices, you will get free consultation services as our lawyer, and his legal experts’ team gathers the necessary information essential in building a strong case.
Step 2: Case investigation
After legal consultation, our lawyers and his team will investigate your case independently, including police reports, photographs of the accident scene, witness testimony, your earning power, the medical costs and bills, and more regarding your case. These are pieces of information that will help our lawyer to construct a strong personal injury lawsuit.
Step 3: The Demand Package
After investigating your case, our lawyer will help you in demanding a settlement. This is done through a demand letter that outlines the damages brought about by the injury. The party at fault can either accept the offer, provide a counteroffer or reject it outright.
Step 4: Filing the personal injury lawsuit
This happens if your case cannot be settled out of court, and it generally occurs if the party at fault rejects your settlement demand or when you reject a counteroffer and therefore reach an impasse.
Step 5: Discovery stage
This is done before a trial, where the opposing parties share evidence to evaluate the nature of the case from both sides.
Step 6. Trial
If the parties can still not settle upfront, the lawsuit goes to trial, where a court will hear the case and determine the outcome.
Contact our lawyer for assistance.
Personal injury lawsuits can be very complicated and complex, and it is essential that you seek the services of an experienced lawyer to guide you through the whole process. Our lawyer knows the legal requirements that will be vital in you being successful in your personal injury lawsuit.