Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another . The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home and product defect accidents (product liability). The term personal injury also incorporates medical negligence claims.
If you have been involved in a personal injury claim, it is often helpful to understand the different stages of a personal injury lawsuit. That way, you have a basic understanding of what to expect. Generally, every personal injury lawsuit will involve the following stages:
Stages of a Personal Injury Case
From start to finish, a personal injury claim can take two to three years before going through a trial. The process is long and the Plaintiff must work closely with his or her attorney through all of the steps. You can read our blog on the Basics of a Medical Malpractice claim for more information on that practice area. You can contact any of our attorneys for a free case evaluation by filling out the contact us form or Call Us Now at 1-904-399-1609 or Toll Free at 1-800-366-1609.