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Steps For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit


Personal injury cases are unfortunately very common. Whether it’s a slip-and-fall incident, vehicular accident or dog bite, you must know the steps for filing a lawsuit to ensure you are properly compensated for medical bills and other damages. Here are the steps to take if you find yourself needing to file a personal injury lawsuit:

Filing a personal injury lawsuit involves several steps, including:

  1. Gathering evidence: Collect any evidence related to the incident, such as photos, medical records, witness statements, and any other relevant documents.
  2. Consult with an attorney: It is recommended to consult with a personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options, and advise you on the best course of action.
  3. Determine the statute of limitations: The statute of limitations sets a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit and varies from state to state.
  4. File a complaint: The complaint is the document that initiates a lawsuit and is filed with the court. The complaint must include a description of the incident, the injuries sustained, and the damages you are seeking.
  5. Serve the defendant: The defendant must be formally notified of the lawsuit by being served with a copy of the complaint and a summons.
  6. Respond to discovery: Discovery is the process where each side can request information and documents from the other side. This process can include written questions, depositions, and requests for documents.
  7. Settlement negotiations: Before trial, the parties may engage in settlement negotiations to try to resolve the case without going to court.
  8. Trial: If a settlement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to trial. A judge or jury will hear evidence and make a decision on the case.

The specific steps and procedures involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific circumstances of the case. If you’ve been injured, please call the law offices of Pike & Lustig to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney for personalized advice. We will be able to assist you in a legal matters moving forward.

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