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Stages of a Personal Injury Claim in Philadelphia

Filing a personal injury claim in Philadelphia involves several complicated stages. Each stage has it own rules, from initial paperwork to final settlement.  If you're pursuing a personal injury claim in Philadelphia, an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney can effectively protect your best interests.

Most personal injury cases include these stages: 
 

  • Hiring an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney - selecting an experienced attorney is one of the most important steps in filing a personal injury claim. They will make the difference between a highly compelling case and a mediocre case. During the initial consultation, your attorney will review the elements of your case and advise you on the best course of action.
  • Filing the necessary court documents - you will need to file a petition (explain why you're filing a claim and the damages you're seeking) with the court. The defendant may answer the complaint by accepting or denying its allegations, creating back and forth legal correspondence.  A Philadelphia personal injury attorney can handle all communications on your behalf.
  • Discovery and evidence gathering - all pertinent evidence and information need to be gathered to support your claim. A Philadelphia personal injury attorney will arrange for interrogation of witnesses, depositions, and requests for documentation and admission.
  • Resolution before trial - before your personal injury case goes to trial there may be pre-trial motions (requests by your attorney for a ruling on a particular subject) as well as settlement negotiation. Your personal injury claim may be settled at this stage and therefore avoiding the need for a trial. Your Philadelphia personal injury attorney's goal will be to obtain a fair and comprehensive out-of-court settlement on your behalf.
  • During trial - evidence from both sides will be examined by a judge and
    jury. Your Philadelphia personal injury attorney will present the strongest argument to prove the defendant's negligence and achieve restitution.
  • After a verdict - If your personal injury claim is successful, your Philadelphia personal injury attorney will still work on your behalf to ensure that you receive the full compensation you're awarded. If the verdict seems unfair, your Philadelphia personal injury attorney can file an appeal.  

 

Contacting a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney 

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

You shouldn't have to pay expensive medical bills for suffering caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a no cost, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396.


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