What Does Litigation Mean?

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.

Will I get more money if I hire an attorney?

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.

Who is at fault?

Determining, and proving, fault is often a common question when looking to bring a claim against an insurance company, file a lawsuit and hire a Denver car accident attorney. Sometimes, it is very difficult to prove fault in a car accident case. The police citation from the automobile accident doesn’t definitively resolve fault in the case. Your attorneys are still required to prove fault beyond the traffic citation issued to the other driver. Often, the citation is not admissible at trial and your legal team must hire experts to establish liability. This involves obtaining photos of the scene, traffic camera footage, body camera footage, 911 audio calls and CAD reports, collecting witness information and statements, securing police reports, and consulting with accident reconstruction experts about both the mechanism and force of the crash. Often, evidence of cell phone use by the other driver can often alter the direction of the case – but that evidence must be obtained within a very small window of time following the car accident. Hiring an attorney to lead this investigation and to preserve evidence is critical to the outcome of your injury case.

What is personal injury litigation?

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.

Why should I hire a car accident attorney?

“Often, people do not know whether they should hire an attorney to assist with their case. Studies have shown that attorneys can obtain significantly more money in personal injury settlements, and hiring a lawyer allows you to focus on treatment and recovery rather than dealing with insurance companies.

Insurance company adjusters and defense attorneys are trained to reduce the value of your case. Your injury attorney will develop the case through an investigation that establishes strategized leverage against the insurance company and their driver who caused the accident. Your attorneys will also ensure that experts are hired, where necessary, and money is allocated for future medical care and possible reduced employment earning capacity through legal channels that most people don’t think about. The laws and procedures for establishing liability can be complex, so hiring our law firm to help you navigate the process is a smart decision. You need a talented team of lawyers on your side to give you the best representation possible in your case.

What Is A Settlement Demand In My Personal Injury Case?

In civil cases where one party has been wrongfully injured by another, a settlement demand letter is prepared by your attorneys to effectuate a reasonable settlement of the claim outside of court and the filing of a civil lawsuit.

Every demand letter includes a dollar amount necessary to settle the claim – in many situations, this may rise to a policy limits demand. It is important to provide supporting evidence to back up your claims, as the evidence gives you an advantage in the settlement process.