- August 26, 2011
- In personal Injury
If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you are wondering about that process and what you can expect, an Irvine personal injury attorney may be able to answer your questions. Here is some general information regarding the litigation of personal injury lawsuits:
Know that the majority of civil lawsuits settle before going to trial, and only a small minority of these lawsuits actually reach the trial stage. Whether your case will settle or go to trial depends on the specific circumstances of your case.
Once your lawsuit begins, your Irvine personal injury attorney will have certain expectations of what you can do to facilitate the case. You will be expected to sit for depositions and answer interrogatories (questions) from the opposing side, gather and prepare any documents such as medical records requested by your lawyer, and keep track of your medical expenses and any lost income incurred due to your injury. In short, you will be expected to keep in regular contact with your Irvine personal injury attorney and promptly return any phone calls or letters from him or her. If your address or phone number changes, make sure to let your attorney know immediately. You will also be expected to stay out of criminal trouble and continue working at your place of employment insofar as you are able to.
If you have further questions about what to expect from filing a personal injury lawsuit, contact Irvine personal injury attorney Samer Habbas today for a free initial consultation.