How Does a Personal Injury Case Normally Progress?

Joel J. Kofsky

One is a fear that taking legal action will be expensive and take an inordinate amount of time.

There are two common misconceptions accident victims have about lawsuits, according to accident and personal injury lawyer Joel J. Kofsky. One is a fear that taking legal action will be expensive and take an inordinate amount of time. Basically, they are convinced that it isn’t worth the hassle. The other comes from watching too many courtroom dramas where cases are quickly resolved with little effort. The truth in how a case plays out lies somewhere in between.

1. Legal Consultation

The first thing you should do, if you have been injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another, is consult a lawyer. Many offer free consultations. Everything is kept confidential by attorney client privilege.

What happens in a consultation is simple. First a discussion about the specifics about your case, and determine if there is a solid basis for a legal claim. Once it is understood what is going on, we can determine how likely it is for the claim to be successful.

If a lawyer decides to take your case, there will be no out of pocket expenses for you to pay. Fees are generally paid by any settlement you receive. Many lawyers don’t get paid, if there is isn’t a verdict or settlement that goes in your favor.

2. Investigative Process

Gathering all the relevant information possible is absolutely critical in a personal injury case. One single piece of evidence can be the difference between a win or a loss. Every case is unique, but the common information gathered are police reports, medical records, witness statements, and photos and/or videos of the accident scene. Once the facts are…

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