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What does Car Accident litigation in Los Angeles entail?

Car accident litigation is complex multi-step process. Once you have decided to litigate your Los Angeles car accident claim, the LA car accident attorneys at California Attorney Group will guide you through the litigation process in detail. To understand how litigation works, below is a general description of the steps which are taken in the litigation process:

The Pleading Stage
• Determining the best place in California where to file your law suit.
• Filing a Complaint against the Defendant for damages.
• Serving the parties involved in litigation with the Complaint and a Summons.
• Analyzing, responding to or objecting to any legal papers the Defendant files in the lawsuit.

The Discovery Stage
• Discovery is the formal process of gathering information in regards to the lawsuit, and exchanging this information, when appropriate, between the parties.
• Requesting information from the Defendant through the following means:
Depositions
Interrogatories
Request for Admissions
Inspections
Production of Documents
Medical Examinations
• Responding to Defendant’s discovery requests.

Resolution Before Trial
• Encouraging settlement through negotiations for out of court resolution.
• Resolving the dispute through mediation or arbitration.
• Filing pre-trial motions, such as:
Motion for Summary Judgment
Motion for Summary Adjudication
Motion for Default Judgment
Evidentiary Motions
• Challenging, where appropriate, any of the Defendant’s pre-trial motions.

Trial
• Filing in trial motions, aggressively fighting for your legal rights.
• Selecting a jury that will examine the facts in a light most favorable to your case.
• Presenting the evidence of your case clearly, and persuasively to the jury.
• Hiring expert witnesses to testify to the facts in your case.
• Putting up a solid defense to the Defendant’s presentation of evidence.
• Filing post-trial motions
• Potentially challenging the jury’s verdict.

Appeal
• If one of the parties to the litigation is not happy with the result of the trial, they may seek an appeal.
• During an appeal, the appealing party, known as the appellant will present to a different Court, the legal reasons why they are unhappy with the trial Court’s decision on a legal matter.
The experienced and friendly Los Angeles car accident lawyers at California Attorney Group have dealt with hundreds of car accident cases. We know how to aggressively fight for your legal rights, and will employ our network of experts and medical professionals to aid you in getting the best settlement offer you may be entitled to for your injuries. If you have any questions about your car accident, or specifically regarding the litigation process, please contact us toll free at 1-800-337-8547., and we will be happy to discuss your case with your in detail.