If you are in the process of a personal injury claim, you may be feeling a little confused as to what the steps are. Of course every single case is unique and your journey may differ from others, however the general steps commonly found in the personal injury trial process are as follows:
4.The Lawsuit After filing a lawsuit is the process of discovery. This is when lawyers from each party question each other as well as third parties about the case, the claimant, and the defense. They may obtain depositions or statements from witnesses.
5.Mediation If the lawyers are unable to settle the claim they may call for a mediator, an objective and neutral lawyer who can help move towards a desirable result without court. If a settlement still cannot be reached, it is finally moved to trail.
6.Trial It can take weeks or even years for a case to be settled in court, it depends on the specifics. The jury selection is carried out by the legal representation, which is a very important part of the process and can determine the success of the case. After panel members are picked, opening statements are provided, then witnesses called. There may be additional proof entered by each witness. Once all the evidence and witnesses have been presented, there are closing arguments. The jurors then deliberate on the verdict. If there’s a hung jury and after further deliberation the jury still cannot reach a consensus, the judge might declare a mistrial. The outcome of the trial is legally binding.