This section covers how to file a lawsuit seeking a personal injury award.
From the time you file suit to the time you appear in court, you'll have a lot on your plate. Some of the tasks involved include:
The hearing may differ depending on where you file your personal injury lawsuit. Small claims courts are informal and don't require you hire a lawyer. In formal court you'll need an injury lawyer and the proceedures will involve witnesses, judges and juries.
Don't go through a formal personal injury lawsuit without a lawyer. Getting a good lawyer can take a bit of time, but it's worth it. You'll have to find someone you can get along with and who views your case the same way you do.
Small Claims Filing: Pros
and Cons of Seeking Personal Injury Compensation in Court...
If you file an injury lawsuit in small claims court you'll be able to present your case to a judge. This maneuver can work in your favor, but in many cases this won't be a practical option.
The Civil Litigation
Process: Is Going to Court Worth It?
Opting for civil litigation can be a tricky decision. This section looks at reasons why the court process may or may not be worthwhile for your case.
How to File Small
Claims Court Complaints...
When filing a suit in small claims court you must follow certain protocols. Your local clerk's office can help you through the steps and show you how to file a lawsuit in the local small claims court. We look at what you can expect and what to avoid.
Personal Injury Civil Court
Cases: Applying the Burden of Proof...
The burden of proof in an injury lawsuit doesn't work the same way it does in a criminal trial. If you're going to court you should make sure you fully understand this principle. This article discusses how the burden of proof is involved in your case.
The Small Claims Court Process: Making the Best Argument...
How will your civil lawsuit play out? There are statements you must prepare beforehand and certain things you should be ready to say. This section shows the value of a well prepared argument.
Small Claims Court
Your entire day in court: when to arrive, when to speak, when to present your evidence, etc. It's all covered in this section.
Define and Explain
Arbitration: Understand the Benefits...
Instead of an injury lawsuit you might opt for arbitration. This section helps you understand the benefits of arbitration and how this process can make your life a lot easier.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Process of Arbitration...
If legal arbitration seems right for you, then you need to understand how to initiate the process. This section explains the process, the paperwork and fees involved.
Arbitration Forums: What to
The arbitration forum is a less formal environment than court, but the process is quite similar. In arbitration you'll have much more time to present your case when compared to small claims court.
Do You Really
Need an Attorney for the Average Personal Injury Settlement Case?
Whether or not you need an injury lawyer can be a difficult decision. Once your case gets going though, your instincts should be able to guide you. We also discuss types of claims you can't handle on your own.
Choosing an Injury
Attorney: Find The Right Lawyer for Your Case...
Finding a personal injury lawyer isn't always easy. If you don't know how to file a lawsuit you should do more than simply look up a lawyer in the phone book. Whenever possible get recommendations from friends and always interview a few attorneys before selecting one.
The Court of Appeals
Process: Just When You Thought It Was Over...
The court of appeals is a powerful thing. After winning your injury lawsuit, the insurance company may try to appeal the award decision. You also have the option of appealing a ruling.