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What To Expect When Initiating A Personal Injury Case

What To Expect When Initiating A Personal Injury Case

Just the thought of actually suing someone can be very stressful, never mind the stress of actually building a personal injury case and presenting your arguments. In fact, sometimes that stress is enough to stop injured parties from even trying to pursue justice in court. But if you have been seriously injured and need the money that a personal injury settlement could provide, you need to file a lawsuit despite your misgivings.

One thing the attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices have noticed after having worked with personal injury victims for so many years, is that knowing what to expect and having an understanding of the events to come helps put people at ease. We want to use this post to share some basic information about initiating a personal injury lawsuit. We think you’ll see that the process is less stressful than you may think.

Steps In Building A Personal Injury Case

One thing that helps put our clients at ease is knowing that they will not immediately have to go to court to prove their case. In fact, most cases never even make it to a judge and are settled outside of the courtroom. Here are the steps you’ll go through when pursuing a personal injury case:

  1. Meet With An Attorney: The first step is actually speaking with a personal injury attorney. The attorney will review your situation and recommend the best course of action.
  2. Contact The Responsible Party: Your attorney will likely send what is called a Demand Letter to the insurance company of the person or entity responsible for your injury. The demand letter will inform the insurance company  that you have been injured and are seeking compensation for your losses.
  3. Negotiations: Your personal injury attorney will try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. If an agreement cannot be reached, you will then decide whether or not to file a lawsuit.
  4. File A Lawsuit: Actually filing a lawsuit involves a series of steps that includes your attorney filling out the paperwork to file the lawsuit and then beginning to collect information relevant to your case. Negotiations with the other party may continue during this time.

As you can see from the steps outlined above, pursuing a lawsuit takes time, but the very first thing you should do after you’ve been injured is contact a personal injury attorney at Eisenberg Law Offices for a free consultation to evaluate your situation. You’ll gain a better understanding of the process and your legal options at no cost to you. Contact us at 608-256-8356 or email us at to arrange your free consultation.