If you don’t understand the law, if you have no idea what your rights are and if you have no clue what to do and how to handle a personal injury case, Optimal Solicitors can make it a little bit easier for you. With their ‘’no win no fee’’ motto, they are a reliable and diligent team waiting to solve all of your problems.
In this article, you can find a guideline for procedures and places to seek answers. Just follow the steps below and you will do it right!
1. The attorney
The first and most important thing is to consult with an attorney. He/she can provide for you with any legal information and options you may need and guide you through the needed steps. Also, ask whatever is not clear to you – tell your story.
Explain all the circumstances of your situation – describe and show photos, evidence, medical costs, injuries, witnesses and other parties involved in the case.
After consulting, your attorney should take the investigation forward. It means getting all the details and specifications about the case, including medical records, scene of the accident, footage and photographs, etc.
He or she should consult experts for reconstruction and secure all the data needed in the case, but also contact the witnesses and collect their statements.
3. Settlement demand
This step is very important for making an impression so make sure it is done properly. You put your case in a letter that the other party will review and examine. Describe all the damages and liability – emotional and physical consequences and injuries, medical costs, future medical treatments and other documentation.
After reviewing the letter, the other party can reject or accept your demand, or give a counteroffer.
Sometimes the case is not as easily solved as we would want it to be. You have to remain patient, file a personal injury lawsuit and potentially go to trial. When filing a lawsuit, you will cooperate fully with your attorney.
5. Finding facts
In this phase, the parties continue to gather details, documentation and evidence from each other.
The important thing here is to look at the whole picture and dig deep in search of information. This step needs to be done before the trial.
Before deciding if a trial is needed in the case, often a judge attempts to seal the deal in which the parties could reach an agreement without going to trial. This is possible through various informal proceedings supervised and mediated by the judge.
Mediation is a complex procedure, so make sure you have an expert in this field.
If you haven’t reached an agreement, the case is still not solved and mediation was not successful, then it’s time to go to trial. By evaluating the circumstances and facts of the case, a jury determines faults and damages.
At the end of this phase, your case should be resolved and everything should be as it was supposed to be.
If the losing party is not satisfied with the jury’s verdict, they may appeal a case. In this scenario, often appellate experts play a key role in the conclusion. The procedures are different from the prior trial so secure yourself with a good attorney.
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