Elements of a Personal Injury Case
Are you unsure of how a personal injury lawsuit works? All lawsuits are unique, but there is a basic step-by-step process to the way a lawsuit unfolds.
If you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you can expect the following:
Evaluating Your Claim: Personal injury suits usually don’t result from a crime, but that doesn’t mean you should let the scene go uninvestigated. Our team of attorneys has the knowledge and insight to gather initial information from police reports, witnesses, and more to determine the viability of your claim.
Drafting a Complaint: Your attorney will begin the legal process by drafting a document known as a complaint, which is then filed in court. This document alleges what the defendant has done wrong to you, the plaintiff, and establishes a corrective course of action, such as paying a certain amount of damages.
Pretrial: After the complaint is filed in court, your attorney will collect information to help bolster your case. Obtaining medical records, interviewing witnesses, and meeting with opposition in court take place. During this time, a settlement might be offered. But Morgan & Morgan will always fight, and if you and your attorney believe the settlement is inadequate, we’ll take the case to trial.
Trial: At trial, your attorneys will attempt to establish that the defendant is responsible for the injuries or other damages you incurred to a judge or jury. They will use the evidence discovered in the investigation and pretrial phases, combined with further sworn testimony, to attempt to sway the deciding parties to understand and sympathize with your side.
The Verdict: Both sides present their case to the judge or jury, then a verdict is reached. If our attorneys prevail in winning your case, the judge will order the defendant to pay you a specific amount of money as compensation for your losses.
A trial can be a long and arduous procedure, and results aren’t guaranteed, but Morgan & Morgan only collects payment for a successful verdict.
How Much Does an Attorney in Miami Cost?
Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning no upfront costs, no consultation fees, and no hourly rates. We only get paid if your case succeeds. The attorney is paid a reasonable fee from the compensation recovered in your case.
Although past victories don’t guarantee future results, our attorneys have been able to recover millions of dollars for clients in the past, with one notable car accident case netting a settlement of over $47 million.
The compensation you may be entitled to varies greatly depending on the type of case, the severity of your injuries, and other factors.
How Can a Morgan & Morgan Attorney Help Me?
Our personal injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have extensive courtroom experience and understand the complex nature of personal injury cases, whether they involve a car accident, medical errors, or slip and falls, or more.
We fight to get our clients the amount of compensation they need and deserve in order to recover from all of their losses, and we will not settle simply because it’s easy or convenient. Our attorneys handle the difficult negotiations, allowing our clients to focus on their recovery, not their case.
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In Florida, the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits is just four years, so you have limited time to make a claim. Don’t wait: fill out our free, no-obligation case review form today to see if you could be entitled to compensation.