Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, watch this video to learn about the steps in a personal injury lawsuit.
What are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit?
If you’ve been injured in a personal injury case in the state of Utah and the insurance company isn’t treating you fairly, it’s required for you to file a lawsuit and take the matter towards trial or to trial. There are several steps in that process. To start the lawsuit, there’s a complaint that’s filed. Then the other side files an answer. After that, there’s a period of time called discovery, which lasts several months. This includes figuring out what happened in the case. That’s done by written questions to the other side, taking depositions, and doing informal investigations. Everybody’s trying to figure out what happened, why it happened, and who’s to blame for it.
There’s a period of time where they have expert discovery. The experts take the information that was learned and say how they view it, and why they think somebody’s at fault or not at fault. The medical experts are saying why they believe an injury is related or not related to the accident. You’re going to have some period of time for that. Then you’re going to have a period of time to file motions and to do all the final pretrial workup, and then you actually have the trial.
If it gets that far, you need to have somebody who’s prepared to go to trial, who’s prepared from the minute the complaint’s filed, to take that case all the way through to trial.
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