Personal injury claims can be very daunting. When you’ve been hurt by the negligence of others, the last thing you want to worry about is filing insurance claims and legal paperwork. Not only have you suffered injuries and damage, how to go about recovering financially from a traumatic injury isn’t something most people think about on a regular basis. Fortunately, we do.
Personal Injury Case Timeline
While the steps and procedures involved can seem complicated and drawn out, it can be broken down into manageable phases. Below is a broad timeline explaining how most personal injury cases work. While an equitable out-of-court settlement can often be negotiated, sometimes a personal injury victim has no choice but to go to trial to recover just compenation.
We investigate the facts of the accident, the location, obtain photos and police reports, and take witness statements.
We contact your insurance company and the other’s party’s insurance company. We do this right away.
Initial Case Review
We immediately analyze your relevant property and health insurance policies to see what coverage applies to your case.
We help you resolve any property damages and/or medical treatment. This may take weeks to months.
Summary of Damages
We collect all medical bills and reports, and records of wages lost, and we evaluate the damages.
We send medical records and/or other damages and proof to the insurance companies.
A full evaluation of your case is performed with you, usually after you’ve finished any needed medical care.
We attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement. This can take several months.
We prepare written questions for the other side to answer, and we take depositions from the defendant and witnesses.
After providing the evidence of your claim and answering any written questions, we prepare you for your deposition, which we attend with you.
Litigation & Trial
Suit Filed & Served
If no settlement can be reached, we filed the appropriate lawsuit and the defendant is served with papers.
Both sides investigate the facts of the case and examine all of the evidence in what is called the discovery process.
We prepare for and take the case to trial or arbitration once the date is set by the court.
We confirm your medical bills and liens are paid/resolved, and we distribute settlement funds to you.
Settlements can happened at any time during your case once you finish your medical care.
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Car accidents and other personal injuries can have devastating, lifelong consequences. You need an experienced attorney and advocate on your side. During the free, confidential consultation, Mr. Benson will answer any questions you have about your legal matter and discuss potential legal recourse and strategies.
The clock may already be ticking. Don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to secure your rights and future.