Have you found yourself asking, “What does litigation mean in a personal injury case?” You’re not alone. Litigation is a series of steps taken to resolve a dispute between parties. In a personal injury case, this often involves one party seeking compensation for damages incurred due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another.
Personal injury cases can be complex and include many legal terms that can be confusing for victims seeking justice and compensation for their injuries. It’s one of the many reasons professional representation is critical in personal injury claims.
The litigation process typically begins with the filing of a complaint. After you consult the attorneys at Reyes Browne Law, we submit a formal legal document to the court detailing the circumstances of the injury and the relief sought. The defendant—usually the person or entity accused of causing the injury—will then have a chance to respond.
During litigation, both parties engage in “discovery,” the phase where evidence is gathered and shared. Evidence can include medical records, eyewitness testimony, and other information crucial for supporting your case. Negotiations also commonly occur during this period, where you could settle the case without a trial.
However, if you don’t reach a settlement, the case proceeds to trial. A judge or jury will evaluate the evidence and arguments presented by both sides before making a final decision.
If you’re dealing with a personal injury and contemplating litigation, don’t navigate these complex waters alone. Our knowledgeable attorneys are here to handle litigation steps on your behalf so you can focus on what matters: your recovery. Contact Reyes Browne Law today for expert guidance and representation.