Personal Injury Claim: Steps to Take

If you have been injured and it is at the fault of someone else’s negligence, it is recommended to talk with an Everett personal injury attorney at Duce Bastian Peterson. Our attorneys are able to help you along the way in performing all the necessary steps leading up to the case. If you are still considering, these are the steps you must follow.

Start with the Consultation

Before you go after the individual or company responsible for the injury you need to seek out an initial consultation with an Everett personal injury lawyer. The consultation with attorneys at Duce Bastian Peterson is free and they can go over the facts in order to determine whether or not the case is worth pursuing and the best way to move forward from where you are.

Move onto the Paperwork

If you decide to move forward, it is time to file all of the formal paperwork with the court. The paperwork is going to drafted up for not only the court but for the individual or company being sued. This document is known as the “complaint.” It is going to include the injury, what took place and some other basic information. It will also be accompanied with a summons to appear in court, which is delivered to the person or company being sued.

Collect Evidence

Now is the important stage of collecting evidence. It can’t just be a “he said she said” situation; courts require persuasive evidence. So, from taking photographs of a cracked walkway or collision scene to collecting medical opinions from doctors, taking depositions and issuing subpoenas the attorneys at Duce Bastian Peterson will handle things.

Settlement or Trial

After the evidence is collect and preserved many cases are able to be settled, however in some situations a trial is required to achieve fairness and justice.   The attorneys at Duce Bastian Peterson have more than 90 years of combined experience in helping their client’s get justice after an injury.

If you have suffered from a personal injury, contact the experienced Everett personal injury attorneys at Duce Bastian Peterson today! We can help you understand your options and help file your claim. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

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