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New York Personal Injury Lawsuits – A Timeline

Like many people, you have may have never before filed an insurance claim or pursued a lawsuit. Your injury may expose you to the legal system in New York for the first time. You may have no idea about what to expect.

You are not alone. Many people are just like you. We are here to help.

The lawyers of Powers & Santola, LLP, present the following as a brief guide to the personal injury process. We hope this will give you a good, general understanding of what is involved in seeking the justice and compensation you deserve.

1. You meet with a lawyer.
2. The lawyer conducts an initial investigation and review of your case.
3. You and your lawyer enter into a representation agreement.
4. Your lawyer prepares and files an insurance claim and/or lawsuit on your behalf.
5. Your lawyer and the other party’s lawyer engage in the discovery process.
6. Your lawyer and the other party’s lawyer try to reach a settlement of your claim.
7. If a settlement is reached, your case is resolved.
8. If no settlement is reached, your case goes to trial.
9. Once a judgment becomes final, your case is resolved.

Contact our Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Albany and Syracuse

At Powers & Santola, LLP, we focus on meeting our clients’ goals in a personal injury lawsuit. While we want our clients to focus on their health and family while a case is pending, we make sure to keep them regularly updated about their case and are always available to answer their questions.

We make it a point to develop close working relationships with each one of our clients. Our law firm also features Spanish-speaking staff members and translators of other languages.

To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer serving clients in Albany, Syracuse and throughout New York, contact Powers & Santola, LLP.  You can simply call or reach us online today.