Once a client hires us to represent them, we will immediately start working on their case. Below is a general overview of some of the steps involved in a personal injury lawsuit.
- The attorney will contact the defendants and any insurance companies involved to discuss the case. In some cases, they may advise that a lawsuit be filed immediately.
- An investigation of the events surrounding the accident or event will be conducted. Evidence will be collected. This may include witness testimony, surveillance video, or police reports.
- All relevant medical records will be obtained. This includes progress reports and records. Usually, a final report from the medical provider will be obtained after the client completes his or her treatment. This information is used to determine the extent of the damages.
- After analyzing the client’s losses, the attorneys will put together a “demand package” or “demand letter,” generally within 30 days of the end of the client’s treatment. This document will detail the extent of the injuries and the facts surrounding the accident, as well as itemize the monetary damages.
- If the attorneys cannot reach a reasonable pre-suit resolution (settlement), they will proceed with a personal injury lawsuit.
- Additional experts may be hired to support the client’s claims for trial.
- Witnesses and evidence will be prepared for trial.
- The case goes to court.
At Morgan & Morgan we treat each client with personal care. This level of care is absolutely necessary to achieve the best results for you and your loved ones.
How Long Does a Lawsuit Take?
Not every Atlanta accident lawsuit will strictly follow the steps outlined above. The entire process can take considerable time and in some cases may take years. A client only has one opportunity to pursue an injury claim and seek a fair recovery. Patience combined with the right lawyer are the keys to success in an Atlanta personal injury case.