Why Your Personal Injury Case May Go to Trial in Virginia
I help people when they are injured in car accidents. Sometimes, the injuries are absolutely terrible. Part of what I do is I file a lawsuit because insurance companies usually are not fair. I often have to file a lawsuit to help my client get what they deserve.
Filing a lawsuit is a long and complicated process. I deal with it day in and day out. Our firm deals with it day in, day out. However, often the people we help are not familiar with the process and don't understand it.
Generally speaking, a lawsuit can last 12 to 18 months on average. You have to file a lawsuit and then the paperwork is exchanged between both parties.
Then you have depositions with all the lawyers talking about what's happening and the injuries. Finally, you have a trial date and you have to get ready for the trial date.
That takes a lot of time and effort. You have to meet with the lawyer and the lawyer has to do amazing things to prepare your case. At the end of the day, at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we are ready to try your case. We are ready to go in front of a jury and we do everything we do to prepare for a trial.
Although many cases do settle before they reach a jury, at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers we have a long track record of taking cases to trial and will take all of the necessary steps. Here are some tips to help your case if you are in a car accident.
Top Tips If You Are Involved in a Car Accident
1 Seek treatment immediately. If you decline treatment and have serious symptoms, it could complicate your case and the other driver's insurance company may downplay the seriousness of your condition.
2 Don't rush to settle your case. Often the other side's insurance company will seek to woo you with money. Typically, the sum offered is far less than your case is worth. If you accept at this time, you may not receive enough money to meet your medical needs.
3 Do not provide a statement to the defendant's insurance company. This can harm your case. You never have to give a recorded statement, even if the insurance company tells you they need one. If you hire a personal injury lawyer, we will deal with all of the negotiations with the insurance company.
4 Document everything. Start a file and write down everything about your case. if you have photos and witness statements from the accident scene, keep them here. Keep records that could be useful to your case and provide all of the evidence to your lawyer.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we are prepared to fight the insurance company all the way in line with our motto Your Injury, Our Fight! Call us at (757) 455-0077.