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06 Sep

Taking the Mystery out of Trial: A Peek into the Personal Injury Litigation Process by SELPH LAW


The thought of going to trial for a personal injury case can be daunting. However, understanding what to expect can help reduce some of the anxiety associated with the litigation process. At SELPH LAW, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge about every stage of their personal injury lawsuit. In this blog post, we’ll provide a detailed look at the personal injury litigation process from start to finish.

The Personal Injury Litigation Process

  1. Consultation and Investigation: The first step in any personal injury case is to consult with a knowledgeable attorney. At SELPH LAW, we offer a free consultation to understand your situation and determine the best course of action. If we take your case, we’ll conduct a thorough investigation, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts if needed.
  2. Filing a Lawsuit: If a fair settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. This involves drafting a complaint detailing your claim and serving it to the defendants.
  3. Discovery Process: Once the lawsuit is filed, both sides enter the discovery phase, where they exchange information relevant to the case. This typically involves written questions (interrogatories), requests for documents, and depositions, where parties are interviewed under oath.
  4. Pre-Trial Motions: These are requests made to the court before the trial begins. They can include motions to dismiss the case, exclude evidence, or decide the case before it goes to trial (summary judgment).
  5. Trial: If the case goes to trial, both sides will present their evidence and arguments to the judge or jury. The plaintiff has the burden of proof to show that the defendant was negligent and caused the injury. Once both sides have presented their case, the jury or judge will decide the outcome.
  6. Appeals: If the trial outcome is unfavorable, there’s an opportunity to appeal to a higher court. This can involve complex legal arguments and requires a deep understanding of appellate law.

How SELPH LAW Handles the Litigation Process

At SELPH LAW, we’re committed to ensuring our clients feel confident and well-represented throughout the litigation process. We provide compassionate counsel, regular case updates, and aggressive representation in and out of court. Our skilled attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury litigation and are prepared to take cases to trial when necessary to fight for the compensation our clients deserve.


Going to trial for a personal injury case can be an intense and complex process. But at SELPH LAW, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. We’re committed to fighting for justice for our clients and making the litigation process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a professional attorney for any legal decisions.

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