Your attorney will explain the steps involved in filing a claim for personal injury, keeping you informed about your case.
Personal injury claims generally follow the following steps:
- File a Claim: Your personal injury lawyer files your claim and notifies the defendant’s lawyers. The defendant then has the opportunity to respond or contest the claim.
- Discovery Process: Once a defendant has responded to your claim, both parties have the opportunity to request details about the case.
- Settlement Negotiations: The personal injury attorney will initiate settlement negotiations. After several rounds of negotiations, the parties either reach an agreement on a settlement, or disagree. If no agreement is reached, your claim will then proceed to court.
- Personal Injury Lawsuit: When your case goes to court, the term “lawsuit” is used. The case will be heard by a judge and jury, and a judgment (decision) will be rendered.
Personal injury lawyers play a vital role in the entire claims process. Claimants who hire lawyers tend to receive higher settlements than claimants who do not. Contact our team of board-certified attorneys to maximize your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. Contact Black Law Company now – the initial consultation is completely free.
This post was written by Okoye Morgan Jr., a lawyer with extensive knowledge as a personal injury lawyer in Tampa, FL. Okoye is one of the founding partners of The Black Law Company, the best personal injury attorney in St Petersburg FL.
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