Stages of a Personal Injury Case
There are many things that you must remember when you have been injured. For example, one of the first steps that you should take is receiving immediate medical care for an injury assessment and treatment. Without medical treatment, your claim may not be taken seriously down the road. Record your expenses and keep copies of all your bills. What else should you prepare for in regards to your personal injury?
Review Phase: Your attorney will help you review certain aspects of your case, such as accident details, your injuries and treatment, as well as expenses so far and expenses of the future.
Demand Stage: After it is determined how much your case is worth, your attorney will help you make a demand. Usually this happens after you meet maximum medical improvement, meaning that your medical treatment and recovery is complete.
Negotiation: Both parties’ lawyers will attempt to negotiate the amount of money to be accepted in settling the case. If there is no agreement, a lawsuit may result.
Lawsuit Filing: A discovery will take place when the lawsuit is filed, which is when questions will be asked about the claims and defenses.
Settlement or Mediation: If settlement is not being reached, then mediation may be the best choice for settlement. If mediation doesn’t work, it will move to trial.
Personal Injury Trial: Trial can take quite awhile, sometimes upwards of weeks or years after mediation. However, it will typically bring you the results you deserve.
No matter what the details are involved in your case, you should have an attorney to help you. Call us today for more information on how we can help you. Your personal injury will be taken seriously and we will help you get the compensation you deserve.