What Can You Expect From A Personal Injury Case From Start To Finish?

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What Can You Expect From A Personal Injury Case From Start To Finish?

When you enlist the team from Cordisco & Saile LLC, we will handle your Bucks County personal injury case in its entirety, allowing you to focus on your recovery. However, knowing what to expect from a personal injury case from start to finish can make the whole process less stressful and easier to navigate:

  • A free case evaluation
  • Calls from the insurance company
  • An investigation into your accident
  • Filing an insurance claim
  • Filing a lawsuit if necessary

Your Free Case Evaluation

We offer free initial consultations during which we review your case and your options for taking legal action to try and hold the at-fault party accountable. We can generally advise you about the strength of your case at this point, and help you understand if we believe you have a viable personal injury claim.

If we agree to accept your case, we will handle it on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe us no attorney’s fees until we recover compensation on your behalf.

We Protect Your Right to Recover Compensation

After we agree to work together, one of the first things we will do is take over all communication with the insurance company. Even if you have already contacted the negligent party’s insurer, we will step in and manage this communication. This protects your right to hold the negligent party liable and prevents you from falling victim to the tricks and tactics they use to try to reduce the value of your claim.

Investigating Your Bucks County Personal Injury Case

We will also launch a full investigation into your accident and injuries. This includes:

  • Identifying, collecting, and analyzing several different types of evidence
  • Surveying and documenting the scene of the accident
  • Conducting interviews with witnesses
  • Obtaining video or photographs of the incident
  • Working with an accident reconstruction specialist, when appropriate
  • Reviewing your medical records
  • Calling in expert witnesses to help us understand your prognosis

We may need to take other steps to build a solid case. We need to prove the at-fault party acted in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent manner to hold them liable and collect compensation.

As a part of our investigation, we will also collect documentation of your full range of damages, expenses, and other losses. This allows us to get a good idea of what a fair settlement value might look like. We will not be able to calculate an estimated value for your case until this point in the process.

Filing an Insurance Claim

Once we have a strong case for compensation, we usually begin by filing a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company. This depends on how your injury occurred, but might include:

  • An auto insurer after a car accident; or
  • A homeowner’s policy provider after a dog bite; or
  • A business liability insurance company after a slip and fall; or
  • The provider of another policy

This claim outlines our case and includes a settlement value we consider fair. Usually, this begins the settlement negotiation process. We can often negotiate a fair settlement agreement during this time.

If this is not possible, or if the insurance company denies our claim, we can pursue a civil lawsuit against the negligent party.

Pursuing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Your Case

Often, filing a civil suit is enough to get the negligent party or their insurance company to offer a more substantial settlement. If this does not happen in your case, we will continue to litigation. You will need to go to court, where you will likely testify about what happened and the injuries you suffered.

We will be by your side through this process and will present a strong case for awarding you the compensation you need. Ultimately, the jury will announce a verdict and how much you will receive.

Deadline for Filing Your Civil Suit

If we do need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party who caused your accident and injuries, there is a strict deadline in place. We generally have only two years from the date you suffered injuries to file a civil suit in your case. If we do not act by this deadline, the statute may bar us from taking any legal action.

Reach Out to Our PA Personal Injury Team About Your Case Today

The personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC handle cases in Bensalem, Newtown, Langhorne, Bristol, and Philadelphia, PA. We offer free case evaluations and will help you understand your options for compensation after a personal injury accident.

Call us today at 215-642-2335 to get started with your free initial consultation.

 

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