Once you have begun the process of a Kentucky personal injury lawsuit by filing a formal complaint against the defendant, he or she will have an opportunity to respond to the court summons. In many cases, failure to do so results in an automatic favorable judgment for the plaintiff by default. While this doesn't happen often, it's important to have a Louisville accident attorney on your team who can call on the courts to enforce such rules against the plaintiff should he or she violate the parameters of the court or the lawsuit process.

Determining Facts in a Kentucky Personal Injury Lawsuit

In personal injury lawsuit proceedings, extensive research and evidence gathering is necessary before either party actually goes to court. The discovery process, as it's called, can be both lengthy and costly and comes in an array of different forms, ranging from written statements by relevant parties to official records to expert witness testimony.

In the discovery process, you will likely respond to what's called an interrogatory, or a written set of questions that will ask about relevant facts of your claim and your injuries. In these and in any depositions before an attorney that you must provide, you must be as honest as possible, even if you don't know the answer. Don't guess about anything - if you don't know, just say so.

When a Kentucky Personal Injury Lawsuit is Settled

After the discovery process, your Louisville accident attorney and the defendant's attorney will have the chance to settle before going to trial. Settlement out-of-court is a popular option and usually less expensive for both parties -- in fact, the majority of personal injury cases never go to court. Those that do typically involve large sums of money, serious injuries or death, and/or heavily disputed liability.

In most cases, your Kentucky personal injury lawsuit will be settled out of court, but if not, it's important that you have trusted your case to an attorney who is able to pursue it to the very end.

Contacting a Louisville Accident Attorney

An attorney at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your personal injury lawsuit. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact the Louisville accident attorney team to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456.

Matthew L. White
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