What should I know about personal injury litigation?

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, you may want to consider bringing legal action against them. Even though the majority of New Jersey personal injury lawsuits are settled before actually going to court, the experienced litigation attorneys at The Vigilante Law Firm will prepare a solid case to present to a jury.

Once we have accepted your case we will go through the painstaking process of investigating your accident to determine who was at fault and what exactly occurred to cause your injury. We will secure all evidence and complete a list of witnesses. In the case of motor vehicle collision lawsuits, we will make sure no involved vehicles are destroyed and we may even hire an accident expert to recreate your accident, if necessary. With all types of NJ personal injury lawsuits, we will investigate, analyze, and document all material facts in order to build the strongest case possible. This is all part of the discovery process in personal injury litigation. Also, as part of the discovery process, both sides in the dispute will take legal depositions from all involved parties and witnesses. These statements are made under oath and can be very informative and revealing.

It is at this point in the NJ personal injury litigation process that the defendant’s legal counsel often makes an offer to settle the lawsuit out of court. If they offer what is in your mind and our minds, fair compensation, then you are free to accept the settlement and the lawsuit ends there. If you do not receive an offer of fair compensation then the NJ personal injury lawyers will proceed to trial.

The New Jersey personal injury litigation process can be a difficult and complex one. You should understand what to expect from the process before getting involved in a lawsuit. It is essential to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through this process. Contact our firm today.