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What Is Litigation in a Personal Injury Case?

In a personal injury case, you can accept a settlement or take your case to trial. While some cases, including car accidents, medical malpractice, or slip and fall accidents, may settle before the trial, others might not. As a result, legal action is taken in court to seek monetary damages for economic losses. Here we discuss what litigation means in a personal injury case, including the phases and factors that may affect your litigation process.

What Is Litigation?

Litigation in a personal injury case refers to the action of filing a lawsuit. To resolve a lawsuit, parts of the litigation process, such as the discovery phase, submitting motions, holding hearings, and the personal injury trial must be completed.

Phases of Litigation in a Personal Injury Case

The following are five phases of litigation in a personal injury case:

  1. The discovery: During this phase, the opponents in a lawsuit get information from each other to establish facts in the case. The attorney handling your injury claim will start putting together a case that names all defendants and any other parties who might have contributed to the injuries you suffered as a result of someone else's negligence.
  2. Motions: When one party asks the court to rule on a contentious aspect of the case, they file a motion. This is possible if the law specifies that one party is entitled to the relief. It seeks the major facts of the case are undisputed, either awarding judgment to the complaining party or ruling in the defending party's favor that the complaining party's case cannot succeed. Written briefs and oral arguments made to the presiding judge are typically presented during a motion hearing. Very often, many cases are settled by motions to dismiss before trial.
  3. Settlement: Most courts demand that the parties make a formal attempt at settlement before going to trial. Either a settlement conference or mediation is used to achieve this. The case is resolved and settled if the parties can agree to mediation. The case goes to trial if the parties cannot settle during mediation.
  4. Trial: During the trial, both parties present their case, call witnesses, and present their evidence to the judge or jury. The jury will deliberate after the final closing argument until it returns a verdict in favor of one party. If the case is tried before a judge alone, the court will either rule following the final closing argument or take the case under advisement and issue a written decision later.
  5. Post-trial: This phase depends on whether the trial is in your favor or not. If the trial is in your favor, then you expect a payment from the other party within a period, as decided by the court. If the judgment was against you, then this is the phase where you have the opportunity to appeal within a particular time frame.

Factors That May Affect Your Litigation Process in a Personal Injury Case

Here are some factors that can influence litigation in your injury case:

  • The severity and extent of your injuries.
  • Partial involvement in the negligence that contributed to your accident.
  • Your Injury history and deteriorating conditions.
  • The degree of interference by an insurance company.

Why Do You Need a Litigation Attorney?

A litigation attorney will act as your representative throughout the entire lawsuit-filing process. A litigation attorney will put you in the best possible position to win your lawsuit because they are familiar with the local laws and all legal gimmicks. If you do win, you can anticipate receiving some sort of payment.