To deal with a personal injury case first you will need to get a personal injury attorney. Your attorney will break down the tough nuts for you so that you can carry through the lawsuit process. But you will need to understand some basics about the personal injury law too. In that case let me take you through the process in three easy phases.
Appetizers are used at the eve of a dinner. And in a personal injury case the appetizer part will contain the following “dishes”:
- An attorney.
- Evidences and witnesses.
- Contact info of witnesses.
Your attorney will get all the necessary info regarding your case. But you will need to co–operate as well.
The Main Course
Now that you are done with the appetizers as preliminary steps, time for the real deal. After getting all the info a case will be filed in the court. This is actually a legal paperwork to declare that you have a complaint against someone.
While filing the case you should know about the jurisdiction of the court. Suppose your complaint is against a guy named Jean. And Jean is a resident of Houston. So you have to file the case in the court of Texas. The court of Texas will have the jurisdiction over all its states including Houston.
After you are done with filing the case you are done with the main course. And after doing you lawyer will take further actions. All you have to do is co-operate.
The dessert part usually ends a dinner. And in a personal injury case the dessert will be your sweet victory along the way to succeed. Now your case may end up in two different ways. Either the defendant will arrange a settlement negotiation. In a negotiation the victim will be offered a certain amount of money for the expenses. If you agree with that then your case will end up right there. Otherwise the case will face a trial where the judge or jury will decide what happens. But most cases ends at a negotiation. However you win, a 90% chance of outcome is guaranteed if the case is handled properly.
Winston Churchill said that, “Success is not final”. And that is applicable here as well. But success is indeed the main part and objective of a case. So go through a proper process, get an attorney, and dinner is served!