If you have never been involved in a lawsuit before, chances are you are anxious about the process. Pursuing a personal injury claim should not be a stressful endeavor, and the lawyers at Cardaro & Peek can help you through the various stages of your lawsuit. Read on to learn more.
Working with a Personal Injury Attorney
Whether you were a victim of lead paint poisoning or a motor vehicle accident, it’s important to work with a team of experienced personal injury attorneys. After you receive medical treatment, consult a lawyer to ensure that your claim is valid. Before your first meeting, gather all important documents such as medical records, photographs, and notes taken during and after the incident.
Investigating the Case
Serious personal injury claims involve an investigation stage where your attorney will explore the extent of your injuries and damages. During this stage, they will contact the insurance company and possibly with the lawyer representing the at-fault party. Your attorney may try to negotiate a deal at this time and will update you with any significant developments.
Settling or Filing Suit
In most cases involving personal injuries, claims are resolved before a lawsuit is even filed. While your attorney can advise you whether or not to settle, the decision to accept is up to you. If you do not agree to the settlement, and an adequate solution is not reached, your attorney will file a lawsuit in court. The judge will set a deadline for the process, which will vary depending on the complicatedness of the case.
Take the Case to Trial
In the event that your case goes to trial, your lawyer and the defendant’s lawyer will present their side to a judge or jury. A personal injury trial usually consists of a jury selection, opening statements, witness testimony, cross-examination, closing arguments, and jury deliberation.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.