What Is The Injury Claim Process?

Personal-Injury-Claim-Process-scaledAfter being severely injured in an accident, you are likely feeling shocked and overwhelmed. If someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused your accident, you might be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. However, litigation can be nerve-wracking, especially when you are still coping with devastating physical pain and emotional trauma. Even minor proceedings may seem complicated if you have never filed an insurance claim or pursued a lawsuit in court. Jed Dietrich, Esq., commended as a New York Super Lawyer, realizes that the legal system can be very intimidating. As such, he has dedicated this blog to helping you develop a deeper understanding of the injury claim process.

Steps In The Personal Injury Claim Process 

  1. Preliminary Interview: During a free, no-obligation case evaluation, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned attorneys will ask about the specifics of your case. It would be best if you were prepared to provide relevant information regarding your accident and subsequent injuries. 
  2. Conduct an Independent Investigation: We will launch a comprehensive investigation of your accident upon agreeing to litigate your claim. Leaving no stone unturned, we will work tirelessly to gather and preserve evidence, interview potential witnesses, analyze your medical records, survey the accident scene, and obtain any accident reports. 
  3. File Your Claim: Our investigation will ascertain your damages’ exact cause and extent. After determining all responsible parties, we can verify whether or not they have insurance. When defendants carry insurance policies, we will initiate insurance claims. On the other hand, we will send demand letters outlining the strengths of your case to uninsured defendants. 
  4. Settle or File a Lawsuit: Although the insurance company may try to lowball you, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s expert litigators are highly talented at negotiating fair resolutions. We will file a lawsuit and submit a complaint to the New York Supreme Court if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached. Additionally, the defendant will be served with a formal complaint and summons.
  5. Discovery: This is known as the fact-finding stage of the lawsuit. Discovery provides each party with a crucial opportunity to analyze the other side’s claims and defenses. The most common tools used during discovery are interrogatories, requests for admissions, depositions, and requests for the production of documents.
  6. File Pre-Trial Motions: These requests are filed by attorneys to motion the court to rule on specific matters of law and procedural issues. For instance, our top rated litigators might file a motion for summary judgment requesting the judge to rule in your favor.  
  7. Settlement Negotiations: Before going to trial, we may attempt alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration, to settle your claim. 
  8. Trial: If an adequate settlement cannot be reached, Jed Dietrich, Esq. will take your case to trial, where both sides will present all of their evidence.

Talk With An Elite Buffalo, New York, Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Potential Claim!

Although the personal injury claims process might seem harrowing, it does not have to be with the Dietrich Legal Team fighting for you. Our highly experienced lawyers will do everything possible to obtain the finest possible outcome. Our veteran team will keep you informed as we help you navigate through the complexities of your case so that you can make the most optimal decisions. By retaining us to manage the intricacies of your case, you can focus more on recovering. For more information about the injury claim process, please call us at 716-839-3939 or complete our online consultation form


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