How to file a personal injury lawsuit

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in How to file a personal injury lawsuit | Comments Off on How to file a personal injury lawsuit

SlippedSo, something happened to you on the streets of Tampa, or in your home, or anywhere else, and you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence. Then you should file a personal injury lawsuit, and in that way you can settle with the other party and receive a certain amount that can covers the cost of your treatment, no matter what it may be. And even though insurance companies offer settlements, you should hire a personal injury lawyer and file a personal injury lawsuit to receive the proper compensation for your injuries. But, how to do that? Well, we are about to show you.
First of all, you need to see if you’ve got the potential grounds to file this type of a lawsuit. If your injury was caused by another party negligence, then you have the grounds for it. You’ve got the grounds for a lawsuit even if the insurance company offers to pay your bills. But, you cannot take that offer! Then you give up the right to file a lawsuit.
Then you should gather all the evidence possible regarding your injury. Everything you can get your hand on: police reports, medical documents, photographs of your injury, etc. Also, you should gather all the documents that may prove that your injury has led to a loss of income.
You should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, because some lawsuits can only be filed within a year after the accident and other in even shorter time. It all depends on the type of injury you’ve sustained. Then, you should share your documents with the attorney, and he’ll tell you if you have a case against the other party. Tell your lawyer everything there is about the case, and leave no stone unturned. Remember that your lawyer cannot give any of it away because there is a confidentiality agreement between you two. The more honest you are with the personal injury lawyer, the stronger the case will be.
 Now that you have a lawyer, you should consider settling with the other party. These can occur even before you file a lawsuit. Some people don’t want to be dragged around courts, and are willing to reach a settlement before the lawsuit is filed. During these settlements, the two parties will try to come to a mutual ground regarding the settlement, and how much should be paid to the injured party. Your attorney will try to negotiate the best possible outcome for you
in this situation.
If the settlement has failed, then go ahead and press charges against the other party, but only press charges if you believe that your case is strong enough. Your personal injury lawyer will be your advisor, and he will tell you if you should file a lawsuit, or if you should drop the charges. But, filing a lawsuit does not mean that you’ll be
going to a trial, because your lawyer might come to an agreement with the other party even before this happens.