The process of a lawsuit can have many steps and procedures can get complicated at times. Many accident victims have never filed a lawsuit against anyone before and have no idea what to expect or even where to start in bringing a legal claim against someone. These injured accident victims should contact a truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible for assistance and guidance through every step of the legal process.
The following are the basic stages of a lawsuit:
- Investigation—into the circumstances surrounding the truck accident, determining who was at fault, gathering evidence etc.
- Filing an actual claim—this claim will be written by your attorney based on the specific facts of your case and makes your first argument that a wrong has occurred.
- Negotiating—once both sides see the other side’s evidence, one or both will decide it is best to settle the case. Your attorney will negotiate to make sure you receive the settlement offer you deserve for your case.
- Litigation—if the parties cannot agree on a settlement amount, your case will proceed to trial where your attorney and the truck driver’s attorney will each present evidence in support of your claims. A jury of your peers will then decide whether to award you any recovery money.
Cases often get resolved before getting to the courtroom. However, sometimes the best chance you have of maximum possible compensation is trial, and your attorney will advise you of your options.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident due to the truck driver or another person’s negligence, you deserve to receive fair and full compensation for all of your losses including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, cost of future treatment, and more. If you call the Law Offices of Shane Smith for help, you will have an experienced truck accident attorney guiding you through every step of the legal process and he will keep you apprised of your options and the status of your case. Do not hesitate to call today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.