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Understanding the Process of Personal Injury Litigation

Updated: May 6

Understanding the Process of Personal Injury Litigation If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Personal injury litigation is the legal process through which you can seek this compensation. At LEVINSON, SPIEGEL & JACKSON, we have a deep understanding of personal injury law and are committed to providing personalized legal representation to individuals and businesses in the New Haven area. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the process of personal injury litigation to help you understand what to expect. 1. Consultation and Evaluation: The first step in personal injury litigation is to consult with an experienced attorney. During this initial consultation, we will evaluate the merits of your case and determine if you have a valid claim. We will also discuss the potential damages you may be entitled to and explain the legal process in detail. 2. Investigation and Gathering Evidence: Once we have determined that you have a valid claim, we will begin the investigation process. This involves gathering evidence such as medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and any other relevant documentation. The strength of your case will depend on the quality and quantity of evidence collected. 3. Negotiation and Settlement: In many personal injury cases, a settlement can be reached without going to trial. Our experienced attorneys will negotiate with the responsible party's insurance company to reach a fair settlement that compensates you for your damages. We will always prioritize your best interests and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. 4. Filing a Lawsuit: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, we will proceed with filing a lawsuit on your behalf. This involves drafting a complaint and submitting it to the appropriate court. The defendant will then have a certain period of time to respond to the lawsuit. 5. Discovery and Pre-Trial: During the discovery phase, both parties exchange information and evidence. This may involve depositions, interrogatories, and requests for documents. Our attorneys will meticulously prepare your case and strategize for trial if necessary. 6. Trial: If your case goes to trial, we will present your case before a judge and jury. Our experienced trial attorneys will skillfully argue your case, present evidence, and cross-examine witnesses. We will fight tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome for you. 7. Appeal: If the outcome of the trial is not satisfactory, we can explore the option of filing an appeal. Our appellate attorneys have extensive experience in handling appeals and will work diligently to overturn an unfavorable decision. At LEVINSON, SPIEGEL & JACKSON, we understand that personal injury litigation can be a complex and overwhelming process. That's why we are here to guide you every step of the way. Our personalized approach ensures that you receive the attention and support you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you navigate the process of personal injury litigation.

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