Contrary to what you may believe, litigation is not just another word for a filed “lawsuit”. Litigation is a term used to describe legal proceedings, following the filing of a lawsuit, between two parties to enforce or defend a legal right through a Court supervised process. When an accident happens and you hire an injury attorney a claim is filed with an insurance company and a settlement demand is presented at the conclusion of your treatment by your lawyers. Most injury cases settle during a phase of time following an incident and before the filing of a civil lawsuit called pre-litigation.
In a recent study, it was found that car accident victims can get up to 3.5 times more money if they hire an attorney.
In a personal injury case, litigation describes legal proceedings after filing a lawsuit that happens between 2 parties to enforce or defend a legal right through a court supervised process.