In the litigation stage, the insurance company of the party responsible for your injuries hires a lawyer to defend your claim. Joseph A. Nagy will exchange relevant records with the other lawyer.
Then, a procedure called a “questioning” will occur at one of the lawyer’s offices. In advance of this questioning, Joseph A. Nagy will have prepared you to make you comfortable with the procedure. During the questioning, a court reporter will be present. Parties will be sworn under oath to tell the truth. Joseph A. Nagy will question the party at fault for your accident. The insurance company lawyer will question you.
Further document production will likely arise out of the questioning, and a second questioning may be held and questions may be asked pertaining to the information that was not available at the original questioning. The insurance company’s lawyer may require you to attend one or more Defence Medical Examinations. Expert reports are exchanged and your case can be scheduled for trial.
Trial is the final stage of the litigation process. Most personal injury cases, however, settle without trial.