If you or a loved one have been injured in Pennsylvania, you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries and the costs associated with your medical treatment.
To start the process of filing your personal injury claim, contact the law firm of Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our office toll-free at 1-855-922-3660, or by filling out our free claims form on the right side of this page.
What Are the Steps In Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Personal injury lawsuits involve allegations that someone has been injured or been involved in an accident due to the negligence of another individual or company. Personal injury claims can include cases involving birth injuries, car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, workplace accidents, or wrongful death.
For many people, filing a personal injury claim may be their only direct contact with the legal system. To help you understand the process of how personal injury claims are handled, the following is a list of steps that may occur should you decide to pursue a personal injury lawsuit:
1. Seek Medical Care
When someone has been injured or involved in an accident, it is important to receive medical treatment, either from your doctor or an emergency room, if necessary.
In addition to ensuring that any symptoms from the accident or injury are properly treated, early records from this medical treatment can be used as evidence in the event that you decide to file a lawsuit.
2. Start Your Claim
To start the process of filing your claim, call our office toll-free at 1-855-922-3660 or send us a message with the free claims form at the top of this page.
After we receive your call or message, one of our staff members will review your submission in order to help us determine whether we can assist you in your case.
3. Free Attorney Consultation
After reviewing your case, if we think we can assist you, one of our attorneys will reach out to you by phone or email to talk with you about your claim and help you decide whether to hire our law firm to represent you.
4. Preliminary Settlement Negotiations
After you have chosen Hissey Mulderig & Friend to represent you in your case, our firm may contact the attorneys who are representing the other side in order to try and reach a settlement.
Before agreeing to any settlement, we will talk with you about whether you wish to settle your case, or whether your case will proceed to a trial.
5. File Your Lawsuit and Discovery
In the event that a settlement cannot be reached, we may file your lawsuit in the appropriate court.
After your lawsuit has been filed, the discovery phase of the trial begins. During discovery, our attorneys will gather additional information about your case and exchange information with legal counsel for the other side.
6. Additional Settlement Negotiations
After the discovery phase of the lawsuit is complete, we may use the information we have obtained in order to reach a settlement in your case with attorneys for the other side.
Just as before, we will discuss our negotiations with you and help you determine whether you wish to settle or proceed to trial.
If we are unable to reach a settlement, your case may then proceed to a jury trial.
At the trial, a jury will decide questions of negligence in your case and whether damages will be awarded.
Start Your Claim Today
For more information about filing a personal injury lawsuit or to start your claim today, contact the lawyers at Hissey Mulderig & Friend for a free legal consultation.