The Personal Injury Lawsuit Process: What You Need to Know (Part 1)

Although most personal injury lawsuits are settled prior to trial, when trials do take place, this is what plaintiffs can expect the process to entail.

If you have been injured as a result of a traffic accident, a medical mistake or any event and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be wondering what the process will entail, how long it will take and what your level of participation may need to be. Here in this three-part blog, we will take a closer look at what you can expect when you file a personal injury lawsuit.

Important Info about Personal Injury Lawsuits

It’s important to point out that:

  • Every case is different, as the specific types of injuries sustained and the events that may have caused them can affect the length of time it takes to resolve a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Most cases are settled before trial, as plaintiffs and defendants tend to try to agree on a mutually beneficially settlement to avoid the expenses associated with bringing a case to court.
  • According to California law, the statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims in the state is two years. In other words, plaintiffs have two years from the date of the accident that caused their injuries (or from the date on which they discovered their injuries) to file personal injury lawsuits to seek compensation.

What You Can Expect from the Trial Process

When personal injury lawsuits cannot be settled and proceed to trial, here’s what you can generally expect to occur:

  • The process starts with the official filing of documents with the court – To get a personal injury lawsuit officially on the civil court’s books, a number of documents will need to be filed with the court. These documents can be complicated in nature, so it’s best to work with a skilled attorney when completing them to ensure that they are filled out properly (as incomplete or improperly completed paperwork could result in a delay of your case).

Look for our upcoming Parts 2 and 3 to this blog to see how the personal injury lawsuit trial process generally progresses to a resolution.

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have sustained any type of personal injury, Wrongful Death Attorney Encino and suspect that the negligence or recklessness of another party may have contributed to your injuries, you need an attorney who understands personal injury law and knows what steps to take on your behalf. At Binder and Associates, our Encino personal injury attorneys have been committed to aggressively defending victims’ rights and helping people like you in the Los Angeles, California area since 1973. Our thorough knowledge of the law and our fierce litigating skills allow us to consistently help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses.

At Binder and Associates, we take pride in providing individual service and attention to each of our clients, and we are selective in the number of cases we take. This allows us to focus on the issue at hand, attack each case with vigor and provide the highest quality legal work possible. It also allows us to keep each of our clients informed about the status of their cases at all times so that they never feel that they are being left in the dark when it comes to their the important legal matters.

To arrange for your free initial consultation during which you will receive trusted advice from an experienced legal professional, please contact our office by calling us at (818) 740-7667 or by emailing us using the form on the right-hand side of this page.


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