Working Closely With You Throughout A Car Accident Lawsuit
When you suffer injuries in an accident caused by the carelessness or recklessness of another driver, you deserve fair compensation. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to damages for health costs, car repairs and lost income.
In some scenarios, the only way to achieve justice is to file a personal injury lawsuit. The experienced litigation attorneys at Pilka & Associates, P.A., are here to represent you.
The Phases Of A Car Accident Lawsuit
When a car accident occurs, the following four steps typically take place in Florida:
- The injured party (plaintiff) contacts an attorney to prepare and file a complaint against the other driver (defendant).
- Once the defendant receives the complaint, they contact their insurance company. The insurer will often provide a local lawyer to defend their insured client.
- The defense attorney files a response to the complaint and then waits until the discovery process begins.
- Once discovery begins, the injured driver typically needs to see doctors provided by the defense. They will examine the plaintiff to determine the extent of their injuries.
Our attorneys are extremely familiar with this process, having resolved car accident cases for decades in south-central Florida. We know how to effectively fight on your behalf so that you receive fair compensated for your injuries.
The Discovery Period
Throughout the discovery period, the defendant’s insurance company and the plaintiff negotiate to attempt settling the case. This limits legal expenses and the time spent in trial. An early settlement often benefits the insurance company and leaves injured drivers receiving less in compensation than they deserve.
If the discovery period ends and there is no settlement, there will be the trial. The length of a trial varies from case to case, but they all end with a judge or jury determining whether the defendant is liable for the injuries sustained. Whether your case is settled or goes all the way to trial, you can trust our highly skilled attorney to effectively guide you every step of the way.
A Legal Adviser You Can Trust
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing effective and efficient representation during your auto accident lawsuit. Call Pilka & Associates, P.A., in our Brandon or Lakeland law offices at 813-502-1097 or 863-263-9321, or contact us through our website.