If you have been injured and you bring a claim against the person/corporation/state agency who caused your injuries you may have to file a lawsuit. If your case requires a lawsuit to be filed then your case is now entering litigation. That means it’s “in court.” That doesn’t mean you are for sure going to a jury trial but you will have three primary responsibilities when your case is in litigation. First, you will have to do what’s called written discovery. The defense will have a write to have you fill out written responses to questions they want answers too. These are under oath so they must be truthful and complete. Second, you will have to attend a deposition. This is a question and answer process where the insurance lawyers will ask you question under oath about the claims you are making in the case. Finally the insurance company may send you to a doctor of their choosing who will conduct what’s known as a defense medical exam. Those three things are your responsibility when you are a “litigant.”
At every stage of your case, your personal injury lawyer should be competent to explain the different tricks and methods the insurance companies use to damage your case.
If you have been injured and you have a case give us a call. We offer free case evaluations for injury cases and charge no fee unless we win.