If you are in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit, you might be wondering what you can do to resolve it quickly. By settling the case early, you can save money in legal fees, time and hopefully get a better resolution that if you would take it to trial. This is why most personal injury lawsuits settle. Here are a couple things you can do to get your case resolved quickly.
1. Gather Evidence and Arrange For Depositions
Before the case can really get moving, both sides need to have all the evidence. In addition, you may have multiple people that need to be deposed. You may have a lot of control in how fast these proceedings move. You can help to contact people who need to be disposed letting them know the dates that they need to be available, you can gather evidence and you can work with the attorneys to gather anything that they need. Know that you need to be helpful for both the opposing side and your side. Both sides need to have access to the evidence, so this means that if your attorney requests something; you need to give it to them in a timely manner. This will help to move things along.
2. Keep Working Relationships With The Other Side
If you are in the middle of a lawsuit you may have hard feelings towards the opposing side. Although there may be a lot of personal feelings, it is important that you keep a professional relationship between the two parties. For this reason, you should do whatever you can to maintain good communication and professionalism. Anything you can resolve on your own, you should. You may be able to get the majority of the settlement done in one mediation session if you have good relations.
3. Don't Get Greedy
Many times there are good settlements offered, but one side gets greedy and then it causes it to drag on. Instead, when a good deal comes to the table, take it. Don't hold out for more if you were given a reasonable amount. If you take the trial all the way to litigation you probably won't get much more, but you will pay a good deal in attorney fees. For this reason, realistically think about how much money you will spend on the lawsuit before you turn down an offer.
These are some of the simple things you can do to speed up the process.
Contact a local attorney, such as one from Daniels Long & Pinsel, for further assistance.