If our attempts to negotiate in good faith don’t bear fruit, you’re left with the option of filing a lawsuit in civil court. This is where our experience really matters. The process of civil litigation is sufficiently complex that you can quickly find yourself over your head without adequate legal representation.
We will begin by preparing you for what to expect during a deposition or trial by asking you the kinds of questions you will be asked by the defense team and making sure that your answers are legally sound and don’t undermine your claim. Civil litigation can take a long time. You can also anticipate that your expectations of privacy will be compromised.
During depositions, defense attorneys routinely subject plaintiffs to rigorous questions concerning their employment history, medical history, and any other lawsuits in which they may have been involved. First-time plaintiffs are often unprepared for how intrusive this process is. Remember that the defense team has the legal right to gather information that can be used to attack your arguments.
The good news, of course, is that insurance companies will often avoid the time and expense associated with a trial and may make you a good offer during litigation. If so, congratulate yourself on having avoided a tedious undertaking! In those rare cases that a personal injury claim does proceed to trial, we will keep you informed of your rights at every phase of the litigation process.
Let us guide you through the process with expertise and dedication. Since we work on a contingency basis, there are no costs to you for attorney fees costs unless we are successful. I do not like to work for nothing so our interests are the same getting you the most compensation for your injuries.