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What Happens If I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

According to the American Bar Association, if you file a personal injury lawsuit, you become the plaintiff in the case. The person who injured you becomes the defendant.

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Lawyers for each side (and for the insurer) will then begin gathering facts about the case. They’ll do this through a process called discovery, which involves the following:

  • The exchange of documents
  • Written questions (interrogatories)
  • Depositions (questions that are asked in person and answered under oath)

After discovery, most cases get settled before trial. Only a very small percentage of personal injury cases ever go to trial.

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