Personal Injury Litigation
The Litigation Process
Litigation can be a confusing and intimidating procedure, but the lawyers
of Doran & Murphy, PLLC explain the litigation process so that injury
victims can know what to expect.
Determining Liability and Damages
On occasion one party is injured as the result of the negligence or fault
of another party; this is the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. Personal
injury lawsuits are intended to provide compensation to the injured party
and to discourage the behavior that caused the injury. Two factors are
required in establishing a successful personal injury lawsuit: liability
and damages. With regard to liability, the party that is filing the personal
injury lawsuit must demonstrate that the person (or company) which has
been sued bears legal responsibility for the injury. The damages in a
personal injury lawsuit refer to the extent of loss or injury suffered
on account of the other person’s actions or negligence. In addition,
there are certain special circumstances, such as medical negligence or
wrongful death where an individual may file a personal injury lawsuit
on behalf of a loved one. Claims are filed for death resulting from the
misconduct of individuals or companies for a variety of factors ranging
from negligence to intentional criminal actions.
Personal Injury Lawsuit Process
Every state has a different statute of limitations and may have differences
in the lawsuit process, so you should contact a personal injury lawyer
as soon as possible to protect your rights under these statutes.
personal injury attorney will seek to recover compensation for damages you have incurred due to
medical expenses, loss of work earnings (including potential future earnings),
and pain and suffering. If you are injured, should assemble all pertinent
information, any written statements from witnesses, medical and hospital
records, police accident reports, any relevant photographs, and any other
If you have suffered a personal injury and need help, please contact us
at 800.374.2144, or complete our contact form.