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From automobile accidents to slip and falls, victims of personal injury accidents are often unsure how to navigate the legal system after an accident. Sustaining a serious injury in an accident can be stressful, overwhelming and life-changing enough without having to worry about how to recover compensation for your losses. This is why having the proper legal representation is critical for success in your case. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an accident, below are several options for pursuing your case.
How to Resolve Your Personal Injury Case
The first thing to determine is whether you truly have a case. While you may have been injured, not all injuries result in legal liability. Discussing the details of your accident with a personal injury attorney is the best course of action. Your attorney will help you determine your next steps—including whether you should settle outside of court or file a lawsuit.
Regardless of the type of accident, your attorney can help you assess the facts of the case, outline your options and determine the best strategy for moving forward. Your attorney can help you determine if you should file a lawsuit as well as identify the parties who should be a part of the suit.
However, before proceeding to litigation, your attorney will typically try to negotiate with the insurance company or at-fault party in an attempt to settle your case. Most cases are settled and never go to court. However, if the parties cannot reach a settlement, the injured party can file a lawsuit in civil court.
When you file a lawsuit, your attorney begins to prepare for trial. They will take formal statements, depositions, gather evidence, and retain experts. Most cases will settle before reaching the courtroom, but in order to maximize recovery, in some cases, it may be in the best interest of the victim to litigate the case in court.
Contact Aigen Law Firm for Help
At Aigen Law Firm, we represent clients who have suffered a broad range of personal injury accidents including automobile, tractor-trailer, and premises liability accidents. If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, contact our law firm today. We’ll help you evaluate your options, including whether you need to file a lawsuit and whether we should settle your case outside of court. We have the background and resources necessary to help you seek compensation for your injuries. We also offer contingency-based fees, meaning you don’t pay until we collect compensation for you. Contact our office today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help.