For people who are very much new to personal injury lawsuit, you should know that the entire process consists of eight important steps. Having complete knowledge of the steps will help you to have a clear plan of action to face the lawsuit. In this article, we shall discuss the eight steps in detail
Find the right attorney
Finding the right attorney is the first and the most important step in the process. It is because he is the person who is going to represent you in the court. So make sure that you choose the right one. Do not hesitate to spend some time to search for the perfect attorneys. Meet them in person, and you will be able to decide whether you want to proceed with them or not. If you are not feeling comfortable, do not have second thoughts to walk away.
If you have decided to proceed further then, the attorney might ask for a few documents like medical records, insurance coverage, and an authorization signature. If the attorney is asking too many questions, do not worry, it is very common.
Claim filing refers to the initial complaint that you file in the court. This includes the identification of the parties in the case, the requirement of the defendant and the compensation amount. The important documents include summons of the court and the location of litigation. The court has the authority to take a decision even if any party does not show up to the hearing.
Discovery and fact-finding
This procedure refers to the information that is gathered by the attorney connected with the accident. Some of the information includes the deposition and examination of the accident, names, and details of the witness and other information. With the collected information they present the case in the court. The information that is collected should be presented before the trial.
This is the step that includes personal inquiry. Motions are created by the lawyers for the litigation process. Most of the time motions are about incidental questions. The dispositive motions can bring litigation to an end before it begins.
Most of the time both the parties come to an agreement before the case reaches the trial. If it reaches the trial the convicted to should pay the compensation amount to the defendant. Unlike the insurance companies, they cannot give some lame excuses to escape from paying.
Jury selection is the process that occurs before the trail if it does not take place in front of the judge. A lot of thought should go into the jury selection process because they are the people who give the verdict. This is one of the areas where the skill and the experience of the injury lawyer are very helpful.
Post Trial collection
Once the arguments are done the evidence that is presented will be verified. After a thorough investigation of the evidence, they will come to a conclusion and give the verdict. If you win the court will provide you with a copy of the judgment.
If one party wins the other party loses. The party that has lost has the option to appeal; if they have the confidence that, they can win. The appeal is a very different procedure. Instead of a single judge, many judges hear the appeal.