If you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit, you aren't alone. When it comes to civil litigation, personal injury cases happen to make a pretty large portion of them. But just because personal injury cases are not out of the ordinary doesn't make them any less stressful. To get started, it's a good idea to schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer before you decide if you actually want to go ahead with your claim. Here's what you can expect to learn from your consultation:
Expected Processes and Timelines
There is no specific template for personal injury filers to follow when putting together a case, so you can expect the processes you face to be unique from most others. But your lawyer understands all possible scenarios and can give you an idea of what processes and timelines you're liable to face based on the specifics of your case. For example, if you've been injured in a car accident your lawyer may want to schedule an official checkup and find various ways to document your progress while you're out of work and losing money.
Pieces of Evidence You Need to Collect
In most cases, there should be paperwork and other pieces of evidence you can collect to help support your case. Photos, copies of bills, and affidavits from witnesses are just a few things your lawyer may want you to collect in an effort to build a case. The types of evidence that your lawyer will ask for depends on his ideas for which direction to take your case. Learning what evidence you'll need will help you determine whether or not to go ahead and hire a lawyer to take on your case.
Types of Questioning You May Need to Prepare For
It's also important to know what kind of questioning, and from whom, you should expect as you work through your case. A lawyer will be able to let you know whether you should plan to actually go to court and talk with a judge, or whether you'll be dealing with insurance companies and investigators. You may find out that you don't have to deal with anyone but your own personal insurance company in order to successfully negotiate with the other party.
Now that you know what to expect, you can make a plan of action and put together a portable office of things you think will be helpful during your appointment.Share
20 February 2015
Hi, my name is Sally. I was living a pretty average, uneventful life until I had an accident. At that point, my life become more stressful and painful than I could have ever imagined. Sadly, my accident happened on private property, and it could have been prevented if the owner of the property had kept up with his shoveling. For months, I missed work, suffered through constant pain and become more and more depressed. Finally, a friend referred me to an accident and injury lawyer, and she showed me how to get the compensation that I deserved. I don't want to see anyone else suffer like I did, and because of that, I decided to create this blog. Here, I hope anyone who has been injured can find the information they need to get fully compensated and regain their lives. Enjoy your reading and thanks for stopping by!