The 8 Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

eight stages of a personal injury lawsuit

When you have been injured, due to no fault of your own, the realities of what you are facing can be overwhelming.

“We like tell our clients that it’s their job to get better,” stated Jonathan Negretti, founder of Negretti & Associates. “Our legal team will help navigate through the legal landscape.”

The personal injury attorneys at Negretti & Associates advise their clients to expect a version of the Eight Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit.

Consult an attorney: To determine whether there is a personal injury case.
Case begins: Court papers are filed.
Information gathering: Both parties gather information about the case.
Dismissal: Some cases are thrown out by a judge before progressing to a settlement offer or trial.
Settlement offer: The majority of personal injury lawsuits settle before going on to trial.
Trial: Both sides present evidence about the case.
Money collected: If money has been awarded in the case, the opposing party may not always pay right away or the full amount. Additional steps may be needed to collect the judgment.
Appeals: Appeals court looks for an error in the proceedings.

Every personal injury case is different. However, by knowing the basic outline of what to expect during a personal injury lawsuit, clients are better prepared for their cases.

To learn how the personal injury attorneys at Negretti & Associates can help you with your case, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. Call 602-531-3911 or click here to write to us.