Sometimes a person’s personal injuries after an accident are so substantial that a family is willing to head straight into litigation with a lawsuit. However, litigation after a massive accident isn’t as easy as saying “I’m suing,” and collecting your money after a quick judgment.
If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident and are eager to gain compensation through an aggressive suit, here are some of the steps you’ll need to expect throughout the litigation process.
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury lawsuit requires a professional touch from a personal injury lawyer. A great Dallas attorney will have seen your type of case in the past, and can help you start the litigation process off with a strong case.
We can also help you collect maximum reparations on a standard insurance claim without having to set foot in a courthouse.
Making insurance companies pay isn’t easy, so you’ll need a lawyer on your side that can help no matter the situation.
Whether you are headed straight to court or trying to work with insurance companies, your personal injury lawyer will start a claims investigation that helps to build up your argument for maximum compensation.
Some of the people and incidents around your accident your lawyer will look into include the following:
- Statements from everyone involved in the accident
- Statements from witnesses at the scene of the accident
- Police records from the incident
- Photos from the scene
- An accident reconstruction expert that can help prove fault
Accurately Document Your Losses
While your lawyer is gathering initial information for your lawsuit, make sure that you are keeping busy as well. Document all of your losses that occurred as a result of the accident. From lost wages, to hospital bills, and even any property damage that stemmed from your accident, your lawyer should have an accurate idea of how much you deserve in compensation.
This helps them craft a strong case to present to judges, insurance companies, and the drivers at fault in your accident.
Try for a Final Settlement
Most lawyers will tell you that you may not even have to go to trial for your case. In some instances, insurance companies will avoid this outcome and come to a final settlement after negotiations with your personal injury lawyer.
If negotiations aren’t reached, your lawyer should aim for a mediation session in an attempt to reach a settlement with the opposing parties. From there, if negotiations are still not an option, it’s time to settle in and prepare for a court case as a last resort.
No Negotiation? Welcome to a Trial!
Depending on the circumstances and severity of the case, your trial could be presided over by a judge as well as have a jury help to make the final decision. Keep in mind that your civil suit’s schedule is determined by the courts and could take a back seat to more pressing matters.
This is the biggest reason why litigation is such a lengthy process and why so many personal injury lawyers try to settle quickly outside of court. ‘
However, if court is your final means of collecting compensation, the judge and jury will ultimately review your case, hear both sides out, and come to a decision.
See Results from Your Claim with Bober Law Firm
Whether you are ready to file a lawsuit or just need help negotiating with an opposing insurance company, the personal injury lawyers of Bober Law Firm can help.
Our legal experience doesn’t come with the gimmicks that other lawyers present. We aggressively fight for your case and ensure that you and your family don’t succumb to overwhelming debt as the result of your injuries.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a member of our firm. We’re ready to hear your case and help you gain your rightful compensation.