The Alabama Lawsuit Process
While every lawsuit is unique, there are a number of common elements to be aware of:
Gathering of evidence: In order to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or entity, your lawyer will gather all relevant evidence that is available in your case. This may include interviewing witnesses, photographing the location of the accident, watching any available surveillance footage, or reviewing pertinent medical records.
Filing of the complaint: Your attorney will draft a document detailing your situation, including both the alleged offenses by the defendant and the suggested course of action to rectify all existing problems and alleviate any future concerns. Many times, the complaint will specify an amount of money to be paid to you.
Negotiating with insurance carriers: In a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to note that the goals of our law firm and the insurance company are very different. We aim to collect as much money for you as possible, while the insurance carriers look to spend as little as possible. Most often, negotiations are able to produce a settlement amount that both you and your attorney deem reasonable to compensate for your losses. If not, your attorney will take your case to trial.
Preparing you for trial: Insurance companies tend to avoid trials because if they lose, the monetary compensation they are required to pay is often much higher than if they had settled outside of court. However, if your case goes to trial, your lawyer may aid you in preparing to share your story in a way that clearly details the facts of the accidents and breadth of your losses.
Why Choose Morgan & Morgan?
Morgan & Morgan was founded on the principle of being for the people. From the rider whose motorcycle is hit by an automobile, to the young child suffering from the side effects of Risperdal, to the person who slips and falls on corporate property, we are here for you. Our firm is dedicated to bringing justice to the everyday person who has been hurt through no fault of their own.
If you have sustained an injury because of another’s negligence, anywhere in Alabama, contact our team of lawyers near you. We will review your case and determine if you have legal recourse.