How To Explain Injury Lawsuit To Your Grandparents

DWQA QuestionsCategory: QuestionsHow To Explain Injury Lawsuit To Your Grandparents
Vida Lindrum asked 2 months ago

How the Injury Lawsuit Process Works

If you’ve been injured ( in an accident, filing an injury lawsuit can help you recover damages to pay for medical expenses and to make up for lost income. However many people aren’t sure about how the process works.

This blog post will go over five milestones that all personal injury claims have to be able to pass through.

Time to File

Each state has a statute that limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after an accident. If you do not submit your claim within the timeframe the claim is almost always dismissed.

After a case has been filed and the parties begin the discovery process, which involves exchanging documents as well as witness testimony and depositions. This can take a long time, depending on the complexity of the case.

A good lawyer will submit a settlement request. Your lawyer will only be able to make this demand once you have achieved your maximum medical improvement.

You may also be required to adhere to additional deadlines if you were injured by a government entity the government or a medical professional who is employed by the government. These are sometimes referred by the terms “discovery rule” or “equitable tolling”, and are very specific for each situation. Your attorney can explain them in more depth. Generally the cases are faster to be resolved than other ones.

Statute of limitations

If you want to maximize your chances of getting fair compensation, it is essential to file an injury lawsuit before your state’s statute of limitations runs out. These deadlines apply to a variety of personal injury claims which include car accidents, medical malpractice claims. They also apply to product liability claims and the cases of wrongful death.

In most states the statute of limitations “clock” starts ticking on the day you became injured. However there are exceptions to this rule which could effectively pause the clock in some cases. For example the discovery rule allows you to file a lawsuit in the event that you discover (or should have discovered with reasonable care) the injury.

The statute of limitation can be reduced or even tolled in certain cases in certain circumstances, for example, if the plaintiff is younger or has a mental disability. Consult an experienced injury lawyer to determine the applicable statute of limitations to your particular case. If you attempt to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired the case could be dismissed by the court. This could have devastating consequences on the victim as well as his or her family.


If a person is awarded a personal injury lawsuit is entitled damages. They may include compensation for medical expenses or lost wages as well as other accident-related costs. Other kinds of damages could be awarded to compensate for the loss of enjoyment or emotional distress resulting from an accident.

The amount of damages is determined by a jury based on evidence presented to the court. Your attorney will argue that the defendant did not perform the act with the same level of care that reasonable people would have used in the same circumstance that led to your injury.

Special damages are usually simple to calculate, including the cost to repair or replace damaged property or the amount of lost earnings if an injury prevented you from working, or forced you to be absent or take vacation time. General damages, also referred to as pain and suffering are more difficult to calculate. A lot of attorneys and insurance companies utilize a multiplier in estimating the amount of general damages, like a factor of 1.5 to 5. General damages are generally greater for serious injuries than for Injured minor or short-term injuries.


Mediation is not required in every injury case. However, it can be used as a way to settle a dispute and avoid having a jury or judge decide on the outcome. You can discuss your concerns during the mediation with a neutral third party, called a mediator.

The mediator will ask you questions to find out what you expect and the amount of money you’d like to spend. Then, both sides will have a private discussion with the mediator. Then, you can make counter-offers and exchange offers to reach a resolution.

Neither the negligent party nor the victim who was injured want to go to trial, so the goal is to settle the matter in mediation. This is a crucial step to avoid the long and stressful litigation process. Even the most difficult injury cases can be settled through mediation. If you’re involved in an auto crash or a workplace injury, Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak can assist you in negotiating the most favorable settlement for your specific situation. Contact us today for an appointment for a no-cost consultation. We can meet you at a convenient time in Pittsburgh or Monroeville.


Your lawyer may decide to go to trial in the event that your case isn’t resolved out of court. This will depend on your individual circumstances, your evidence, and the settlement offer offered by the insurer of the defendant.

Your attorney will present your case before a jury of peers during the trial. The jury is responsible to determine if the defendant was negligent and, in the event that they were, how much compensation you will receive to pay for your injuries, expenses and financial losses.

During trial, your lawyer will use evidence to prove that the negligence of the defendant contributed to your injuries. They will also show that the financial damages needed cover your expenses and losses. The defense will make use of evidence to counter your accusations, and also to prevent them from having to pay any amount. The jury will consider the evidence after both sides have presented their closing arguments. The verdict, delivered by the judge or a jury in a bench trial will decide if the defendant was negligent, and should it be determined what amount of financial damages are entitled to.