Personal Injury Claims
What happens if I file a lawsuit?
You become the plaintiff in the case and the person who injured you becomes the defendant. Lawyers for each side (and for the insurer) typically begin gathering facts through exchange of documents, written questions (interrogatories) or depositions (questions that are asked in person and answered under oath). This process is called discovery. After discovery, many cases get settled before trial. Only a small percentage of personal injury actions ever go to trial.
>>What is a typical personal injury case?
>>Is there any other basis for personal injury besides negligence?
>>What happens if I file a lawsuit?
>>What will I get if I win my case?
>>What does it mean to settle a case?
>>Will the person who caused my injury get punished?
>>Does a personal injury lawsuit have to be filed within a certain amount of time?
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