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Pre-trial Motions in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case


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9/26/2010
Daniel J. O'Brien
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A pre-trial motion is a request that your Philadelphia personal injury attorney files with the court for a ruling on a particular issue before going to trial

A motion is classified as either a dispositive motion (if the ruling on the motion could resolve the dispute and end the litigation before trial) or a non-dispositive motion (if the ruling is related to any incidental question that comes up during litigation).

A defendant may file a motion to dismiss if he or she believes your personal injury claim petition is not sufficient. A court will review your complaint and may approve the defendant's motion to dismiss based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction, lack of personal jurisdiction, inconvenient court location, or other legal deficiencies.

There is also a summary judgment motion, which typically takes place if the facts in your personal injury case are not disputable. To avoid your personal injury case being instantly dismissed with a summary judgment motion, consult a Philadelphia personal injury attorney who can ascertain disputable and compelling evidence.

If the defendant fails to answer the complaint or show up for a scheduled proceeding, your Philadelphia personal injury attorney could file a motion for default judgment. Then the defendant's chance to deny the allegations would be forfeited and the only issue remaining would be the amount of damages you should be awarded.

A Philadelphia personal injury attorney will always try to settle your personal injury case without going to trial. 

Contacting a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney 

A Philadelphia personal injury attorney can help gather evidence and secure expert witnesses to build a strong case that fully details how someone else's negligence caused your injuries.

You shouldn't have to pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We provide accident victims and their family a no cost, no obligation consultation - 1-877-944-8396.



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