To file a civil lawsuit for a personal injury case, you must prove at least one other party committed one or more acts of negligence. For a car accident lawsuit, you must demonstrate the driver of the other vehicle committed an act of negligence, such as texting and driving or speeding through a red light just before colliding with your car. Proving negligence requires the gathering and organizing of persuasive evidence. You also need to acquire the statements from witnesses that saw what transpired before, during, and after the personal injury incident.
You might ask yourself, “Do I need an attorney to sue someone?”
Although there are not any laws at the state and federal levels that require you to hire a personal injury lawyer to file a civil lawsuit that seeks monetary damages, we have already discussed two ways an attorney can help you build a strong case. An experienced personal injury lawyer collects and organizes the evidence you need to prove another party committed one or more acts of negligence. An attorney interviews witnesses that support your version of events and tries to negotiate a settlement with the other party’s legal counsel.
You do not need an attorney to sue someone, but having one in your corner improves your chances of receiving just compensation from a judge hearing a civil lawsuit.
At Morgan and Morgan, our team of personal injury attorneys has recovered more than $14 billion in monetary damages since we opened our first office back in 1988. With a nationwide presence, our personal injury lawyers possess a deep understanding of state laws concerning issues such as the statute of limitations and how to prove negligence. Instead of arguing your case against a seasoned lawyer who represents the defendant, you level the legal playing field by partnering with a highly-rated litigator from Morgan and Morgan.
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