Verdicts & Settlements: $20 million awarded - child sex abuse case in Stamford    $1.1 million won - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder    $1 million - Injured worker requiring back surgery    $1 million+ Awarded - Woman in car accident Rt. 17    $975,000 Recovered - Foot Injury at Work    $650,000 Recovered - Woman suffered neck injury required surgery    $580,000 Recovered - Head Trauma as a Result of Falling Downstairs    $500,000 Recovered - Pedestrian Hit by Car    $500,000 Recovered - Rear End Car Accident    $425,000 Recovered - Rear End Tractor Trailer Accident    $380,000 Recovered - Dog Bite by Police Dog    $155,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall on Walkway    $125,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall at a Supermarket

What are the various stages of a personal injury case?

A typical personal injury lawsuit will involve the following stages:

Hiring a lawyer: The first step in the legal process is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Making a demand: Your attorney will send out a demand letter to the at fault party and their representative specifying the liability issues and the losses you have sustained including medical costs, lost income, future loss of earnings and other damages sustained.

Filing a lawsuit: If a settlement cannot be reached between you and the at fault party, you may file a lawsuit with the appropriate court.

Fact finding or discovery stage: After a lawsuit has been filed, both parties are allowed to undertake a formal investigation of the case. During this stage, the attorneys for both sides will collect evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and medical records.

Negotiation and settlement: Settlement and negotiation may occur at any point during a personal injury case. At this stage, the parties can negotiate and settle the case before trial.