How A Personal Injury Lawsuit Begins
A personal injury lawsuit starts when you can’t have an agreement with the claims adjuster. Basically, a lawsuit can be filed anytime, starting from the first day of the disaster. But for most minor misfortunes, a lawsuit is a last resort. The trial is considered when negotiations break down, and other methods of resolution have failed.
To avoid the high costs and lengthy duration of a trial a negotiated settlement is often the best result because of it. Although you might not be content with the amount of money being awarded, before you refuse, think of the expense and time required to pursue a lawsuit.
Expenses Included in a Lawsuit:
Time off from work.
Filing fees for the petition.
Testimony from doctors at depositions and trial.
The payment to have a sheriff or constable assist your lawsuit.
Court reporter costs for depositions, and transcripts.
Copying costs for medical records, police reports, witness statements, etc.