A Guide for Personal Injury Lawsuits.
If you get injured from an accident caused by another person, you should consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. The lawsuit can help you in getting money to pay your medical bills, lost wages and many more. A research has shown that close to 95% of personal injury cases are settled before they get to the court room. Here is a guide you can follow, if your personal injury case goes to trial.
Ensure you have a personal injury lawyer based in your area. There are over 100,000 personal injury lawyer. Ensure you choose a lawyer that has experience in personal injury lawsuit. Also, the lawyer should have a history of getting large cash settlement for their clients.
After finding a lawyer, let them investigate your case. A good lawyer will have resources to use to investigate your case. From the finding of the investigation, the lawyer should tell you how strong your case is. Some of the information the lawyer should have are medical reports, police reports and witness statement. To increase chances of winning your case, the lawyer should consider the defense the opposing party will use.
The next is for your lawyer to create a demand letter. The letter should have the framework of your case and how much you want the opposing party to compensate you. Some of the things that should be included in the demand letter are, the injuries you have sustained, the medical bills incurred, wages you have lose because of the accident and many more. If the opposing side realize you have a strong case, in most cases they will opt to settle.
Your lawyer will need to file a personal law suit, if the other party doesn’t want to settle.
Your case will go for discovery and mediation phase before it goes for trial. In the discovery phase, both your lawyer and that of the opposing side will be able to gather evidence from both sides, so that they can know how strong your case will be. To help both parties in settling, there is a mediator in the mediation phase. Having the mediator that has the right skills is important during the mediation phase.
Your personal injury case will go for trial, if the mediator is not able to help both parties come to a settlement. The jury will listen to both parties involved as they give their side of the story.
The jury will take everything that both you and the opposing party and then decide who caused the accident. It is the jury who will decide which party deserves to be compensated and how much.
If you lose the case, if you want to appeal, you can go ahead and do that.