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The Six Steps in a Personal Injury Case

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can feel overwhelming. Not only do you have to handle your injuries, but you can also be left with large expenses in the form of medical bills, repair costs, and lost wages. If you have been involved in a car accident, you should consider pursuing a personal injury case against the person who caused your suffering. Filing a lawsuit can seem like a daunting task. To help you understand what may be involved, here are the six steps in a personal injury case.

1.) Find a lawyer: this first step is arguably the most important one. A proper lawyer will be familiar with personal injury law and give you the full attention you need in order to get you the compensation you deserve.

2.) Investigate your case: your lawyer should take the time to examine the accident report, the scene of the accident, and interview witnesses to determine the details of your case and how best to fight for you.

3.) Present your case: once your law firm has investigated the case and determined the proper amount that you are owed, your lawyer will demand a settlement from the opposing party and their insurance company. The opposing party will then accept, reject, or make a counteroffer to your proposed settlement amount.

4.) File a lawsuit: typically the insurance company will not offer you the proper amount of financial compensation that you deserve. When this happens, your lawyer will work with you to file a personal injury case seeking compensation

5.) Prepare for trial: this is where having a skilled lawyer becomes truly important. They will work hard to obtain evidence from the other side and carefully examine it. Your lawyer will also call on additional resources, such as expert witnesses and investigators, to build the case. They will then train you on the proper court procedure and the best way to present your case.

6.) Go to trial: if no settlement has been reached, then your case may be taken to court. Your lawyer will present the facts and argue your case, usually in front of a jury.

Having an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to both build and effectively argue your case is extremely important when trying to get the full amount of compensation for your injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, don’t settle for less than you are owed. At Habush Habush & Rottier ®, our knowledgeable and compassionate car accident lawyers will give your case the care and attention that it deserves to get you the greatest amount of compensation possible. Call our Wisconsin offices at 800-242-2874 today to speak with an attorney about the details of your case.

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