The A – Zs of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Author Tara Pingle
A is for Action
You need to take immediate action if you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury. Keep notes about the incident and your injuries Preserve and protect any evidence you may have and take pictures as well. Get a copy of the police report and use it. Most importantly, meet with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
B is for Birth Injury or Brain Injury
If your loved one has experienced a birth injury or a brain injury due to the negligence of another party, you need to seek legal counsel with a personal injury attorney experienced in these kinds of cases. These are severe injuries and any lawsuit will be complex and time-consuming, so don’t delay. Your personal injury attorney will have a lot of information to gather and will need to start as soon as possible.
C is for Case
If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit, there are several stages that you may go through. They are:
1. Meeting with an experience personal injury lawyer.
2. Beginning your case: initial court documents.
3. Discovery or fact-finding.
4. Resolution before trial.
o Court motion.
5. The trial itself.
6. Following your ruling: collecting your award
7. Appealing your court verdict or judgment, if necessary
D is for Dangerous or Defective Products
If you have suffered a personal injury due to a dangerous or defective product, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you file a claim. It could be filed against the product’s manufacturer, the marketing company, or the designer of the product. Was there insufficient warning on the label or packaging? A poor design? Mistakes made during the manufacturing of the product?
E is for Experience
When choosing a personal injury attorney, look for one who has many years’ experience in litigating personal injury lawsuits, especially one experienced with the type of personal injury lawsuit you will be filing.
F is for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
When filing your personal injury lawsuit, keep in mind that time is of the essence. There may be filing deadlines to which you need to adhere. You will help yourself with your filing tremendously if you have the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer.