Finding yourself in a litigation situation can be overwhelming. How can you get justice for an accident that was someone else’s fault? What does the personal injury process entail? Will you get compensation? You likely have so many questions running through your mind at this time. This section of our website will answer many of them!
We cover many of the basics of litigation here. First, take some time to learn about what a civil rights attorney can do for you throughout this process. If you have not yet hired an attorney, you should consider doing so.
Next, consider if it is worth it for you to file a personal injury claim. A lawyer can help you make this decision. But, depending on the severity of your injuries, you may realize that filing a claim will be more time and money than it is worth. Again, a lawyer can lead you in the right direction and help you determine the best way to proceed.
One type of personal injury that you might be interested in learning more about is workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is available for those who are injured on the job. However, not all accidents or injuries are considered workers’ compensation. Learn more about your situation and if it qualifies as workers’ compensation in this section.
Another type of personal injury situation is wrongful death. If you have a loved one who passed away as a result of an accident that someone else was responsible, you could file a wrongful death claim on their behalf.
If you are interested in filing a personal injury claim, make sure that you follow the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations explains how long after an injury takes place that you can file a lawsuit related to it. Comply with your state’s statute of limitations!
Another question you might have about personal injury is how much it will cost. We take you through some basic costs here.
If you file a personal injury claim, you might want an expert witness to testify on your behalf. An expert witness can be someone like a doctor who can attest to your injuries. Alternatively, you might find an expert witness who can explain the accident and why it happened. A lawyer can help you decide if an expert witness can help bolster your case.
One significant element of the personal injury process is the deposition. A deposition is a sworn testimony given by someone involved in an accident. This happens out of court, but it does happen under oath, so you need to tell the truth. A deposition is essentially a chance for both sides to get more information about the accident and those involved.
Please feel free to check out the other pages in this section to learn more about the litigation process. If you have additional questions, or want to talk about your specific situation, we are happy to help. Contact our office and we can set up a free consultation to discuss your situation.