After signing with a personal injury lawyer at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, you can expect the law firm to begin a personal injury investigation. Because there are many practice areas that cover personal injury laws in Illinois, there are various methods of collecting evidence to build your personal injury case.
Personal injury cases in Illinois may involve, but are not limited to:
- Traffic crashes
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
- Nursing home abuse
Aside from a proper investigation at the start of your case, you may also expect your personal injury lawyer to identify a potential at-fault party, establish negligence and liability, begin calculating your recoverable damages, handle negotiations with insurance companies, and more.
Beginning a Personal Injury Investigation
To begin a personal injury case after signing with an attorney, your lawyer will conduct an investigation into your accident. During this process, your law firm will work to uncover evidence that can support your case and potentially lead to a favorable settlement. During the investigation, your attorney can determine if you have a claim, along with potential next steps.
Your unique case details will determine how the claim gets investigated. For instance, if you were involved in a car accident in Illinois, your personal injury lawyer may start by requesting documentation such as police reports or medical evidence. From there, eye-witnesses may be required, or your legal team could even look into supporting evidence such as surveillance video.
The investigation for a personal injury claim will also typically require other basic evidence, such as photographs, witness testimony, various official reports, and other information that can be used to verify that you experienced an injury and to pinpoint the at-fault party.
Once personal injury victims are stabilized, their attorney can begin to look into the damages they have experienced. This is when personal injury lawyers can gather medical reports, bills, employment reports, and other evidence that documents damages. Potential damages from a personal injury claim may include:
- Current or future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damages
- Emotional pain and suffering
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Filling a Personal Injury Lawsuit and What You Can Expect After You Sign with Kryder Law
Before a personal injury lawsuit is filed, an attorney can negotiate with insurance companies to work toward a settlement offer. If a settlement cannot be reached, a personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf. After a lawsuit has been filed, “discovery” takes place. This is when important facts to the case are brought up, which can include written discovery and/or depositions.
Written discovery may deal with the contact information of witnesses, damages, and insurance details. It can also include document requests, such as police reports, photographs, text messages, and more. Written discovery may also deal with an interrogation and requests for admission, where lawyers can ask defendants to admit or deny facts about the case.
Deposition includes testimony that takes place within the courtroom. Once both written discovery and deposition have concluded, mediation may take place at the judge’s discretion. This takes place when a neutral mediator meets with both sides of the personal injury lawsuit to potentially settle the case.
From there, a personal injury lawsuit may go to trial, which can include a judge and jury. Bench trials will deal with a judge overseeing the case, and will include opening statements, witness testimony from the plaintiff and defendant, and closing arguments.
Potential Personal Injury Settlements
At any point during the personal injury lawsuit process, a potential settlement could be reached. In order to avoid costly litigation, personal injury lawsuits can be settled outside the courtroom through a settlement agreement. When cases do require a court case, a personal injury lawyer can still support you through trial if a settlement is not reached beforehand. However, if plaintiffs have strong evidence, it may be too overpowering for the defense to prove they are not liable.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Works on a Contingency Basis with Free Consultations
What can you expect after you sign with The Kryder Law Group, LLC? The Kryder Law Group, LLC, handles a variety of personal injury cases, such as car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and more. As your personal injury case progresses, the personal injury lawyers of The Kryder Law Group, LLC will keep you up to date on any developments or settlement news.
While your claim is being worked on, you will not have to worry about unexpected fees or charges, as The Kryder Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis. Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC today at (312) 223-1700 to begin a free case review and also a free legal consultation.