For the most part, personal injury lawsuits are settled before actually going to court. However, your personal injury attorney should be prepared for litigation and have prepared a solid case to present to a jury, if necessary. First, our attorneys will go through the process of investigating your accident to determine who was at fault and what exactly occurred to cause your injury. We will secure all evidence and complete a list of witnesses. If necessary, we will recreate the accident to make sure all possibilities are explored. We will investigate, analyze, and document all material facts in order to build the strongest case possible. This is all part of the discovery process in personal injury litigation. Also, as part of the discovery process, both sides in the dispute will take legal depositions from all involved parties and witnesses. These statements are made under oath and can be very informative and revealing.
It is at this point in the personal injury litigation process, the defendant’s legal counsel often makes an offer to settle the lawsuit out of court. If they offer what is considered fair compensation, then you are free to accept the settlement and the lawsuit ends there. However, this is not always the case. You have a right to monetary damages for all of your injuries and losses. We will be there to vigorously fight for your full and complete compensation for things such as:
- lost income
- loss of future earnings
- medical bills
- hospital costs
- temporary or permanent disability
If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, contact our firm today for strong legal representation.