Two Ways to Settle Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Legal processes can be complicated and complex. Therefore, unless you are a professional working in the legal field, it is almost impossible for you to know the ins and outs of the personal injury case legal processes that can affect you. However, if you or a loved one are the victim in a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to know the two ways you can settle your personal injury lawsuit, receiving the compensation you deserve.

First, an accident occurs. Then, you file a lawsuit. Next, the defendants are served, or given notice that a lawsuit has been filed against them. Hopefully, the defendants respond in a timely fashion– usually within 30 to 45 days.

Reaching a Settlement through Alternative Dispute Resolution

After the defendants are served, discovery takes place. However, at this time the defendants can also decide to settle the lawsuit.

The lawsuit can be settled during the following alternative dispute resolution procedures:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation

If one of these alternative dispute resolution processes is successful, then funds will be disbursed accordingly.

Reaching a Settlement through Trial

However, if both of these alternative dispute resolution processes fail, then the lawsuit will go to trial as scheduled. The judge will issue a verdict regarding a settlement, and then funds will be disbursed accordingly.

If you or a loved one are the victim in a personal injury lawsuit, you can trust the McMinn Law Firm to guide you through the legal processes, keeping you informed and knowledgeable about the best way to settle your personal injury lawsuit.