Medical malpractice and personal injury attorney Sean Coonerty, practicing with Siegel & Coonerty, gives you a brief overview of the anatomy of a lawsuit.
There are several different stages of a lawsuit, which makes up its anatomy. First, there’s an intake interview with attorneys to help you decide if you feel comfortable letting them represent you. Next, we – as attorneys – investigate your case. We take all the information you’ve given us during the intake interview and continue to research it. This means possibly looking at the scene of the accident, getting in touch with insurers, getting your medical records, and determining what types of injuries you have – and how injured you are. At this point of the case, there’s a chance to settle it.
While getting this information, we’re now in touch with the people that help us get a settlement. If we’re unable to settle, we go into the next step known as the pleading stage. We go back and forth with your claims, injuries, and medical information to try and settle this matter. We continue on with depositions – which are sworn testimonies by you, witnesses, and any others who can help solve this issue. Finally, the lawsuit may result in a trial. We bring all this information in front of a jury and come to a resolution for you. Watch the video now to learn more.