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Steps to Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Crash

When you’re injured as a result of a car accident involving negligence, you have legal rights to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. This is a widely known fact. However, not everyone is aware of what steps to take to file the claim.

Knowing what to do moving forward can help you keep your focus on what’s next and what’s important. Here are some steps that you can take to not only file a lawsuit against the negligent individual and their insurance company, but also protect your rights along the way.

Ensuring the Paperwork is Accurate and On Time

It’s important to know that there are statutes of limitation in place when filing a personal injury lawsuit. This means you only have so long after the accident occurs to take legal action. You should be sure that you’re filing the proper paperwork on time.

If you have any mistakes or inaccuracies in your documents, this can work against you once you file because the defendant can file a motion to dismiss. If there is any reason for your case to be dismissed—such as misinformation—then it may hurt your chances of seeking compensation.

Discovery Process and the Importance of Having a Lawyer

The discovery process is foreign to individuals who have never gone through legal matters before. As such, it’s important to avoid navigating this situation on your own. Discovery gives your legal team—and the legal team of the defendant’s insurance company—the opportunity to share evidence with the opposing side.

Oftentimes, it’s this process that shows the insurance company that there is sufficient evidence of negligence and it often leads to a settlement offer.

The Potential of Trial

In car accident cases, the insurance company is often quick to offer a settlement to make the situation go away as quickly as possible. As the injured party, you have the right to counter this offer or to deny it completely. This may mean your case would need to go to trial.

It’s in trial, however, that many highly skilled legal teams can go above and beyond to seek maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained. This gives your case the opportunity to be presented in a light that proves negligence in the matter.

At The Abrego Law Firm, we are trial-ready. We have the experience, knowledge, and skill necessary to navigate cases through the complex matters. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys are ready to stand by your side and guide you through the process.

Call us at (404) 334-3324 today and discuss your potential case with our team.