Navigating Your Legal Case

Navigating Your Legal Case

Now that you’ve been injured in an accident, what should you do? Our firm is here to help you through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit. In this blog post, we will provide step-by-step instructions to ensure the whole process is as simple and painless as possible for you. 

Getting the Right Medical Care For Your Injuries: If you’re injured in an accident, make sure you seek medical treatment right away. This not only shows the adjuster and jury that you are genuinely concerned about your injuries, it will allow for you to recover from your injuries faster.

Initial Consultation: An initial consultation is just to let you know what this first meeting is all about: It is for the lawyer to evaluate your case and determine the likelihood of possible compensation for you. This initial consultation is generally free, so you do not have to worry about spending a lot of money if it turns out you don’t have a great case. 

Investigation Period: During the investigation period, your lawyer will be asking you a great deal of questions about your accident, including how/where it happened, your background, your medical condition, etc. Providing your attorney with accurate information is crucial so they can build a strong case on your behalf. A lawyer doesn’t want to be surprised with information they weren’t told. In addition, the review of medical records related to your case can take months, so be prepared to wait. 

Negotiation Phase: If it’s a smaller personal injury claim, your lawyer may consider making a demand to the other attorney before filing a formal lawsuit. It is important to keep in mind that your personal injury attorney may want to wait till you have reached the point of maximum medical improvement (MMI) before making a demand. This is because the case may be undervalued if MMI hasn’t been established. 

Filing a Lawsuit: A personal injury lawsuit generally takes one to two years to reach trial once it is filed. State procedures vary, but each one has a set of time limits that must be closely followed. 

Discovery Stage: During this stage, each party investigates the other’s case for facts, clues, or anything they can get their hands on. The parties also question witnesses in this stage. The aim is to gather facts in both cases. The procedure may take from six months to a year, depending on how complicated the case is. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Lawyers can sometimes resolve a case without mediation, so they seek a settlement by themselves. Instead of going before an actual judge and jury, the mediator acts as a neutral lawyer that arbitrates each case and tries to resolve it. However, if mediation is not successful, then a trial is the next and final stage. 

Trial Stage: There are varying lengths of trials for personal injury cases, including trials lasting up to a week. Trials may not occur on the exact day scheduled; it will just depend on the judge’s schedule. At trial, the judge or jury will determine if the defendant is at fault for the accident and for the plaintiff’s losses, and if so, how much the defendant is required to pay out in damages.

Lawyers Specializing in Accidents in Miami & Broward 

Accidents can change your life in an instant. They can impact you on many levels. Regardless of the complexity of your personal injury claim, our team of car accident lawyers can provide the legal expertise necessary to help you navigate the legal process. In our law firm, we have successfully represented car accident victims for more than 20 years, and we can help you as well. Your claim will be handled by our legal team and we will develop a legal strategy that will ensure the successful recovery of your damages. By developing and presenting a strong and persuasive case, we make sure you receive fair and just compensation for your losses. A car accident attorney may help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities in the event that you are involved in an accident. Having an accident attorney at Suarez & Montero evaluate the circumstances of your case can help you determine which options you have going forward. We value the relationships we build with our clients. Whatever the circumstances of your injury claim, Suarez & Montero has the experience to ask the right questions and ensure you receive compensation. We will help you receive the medical care you need and the financial compensation you deserve! 

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas: 

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester. 

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.