Often times, individuals may feel that filing a personal injury lawsuit is a daunting task that involves too much time and effort. The attorneys at Lipkin & Apter believe that if you've been injured in an accident or as a result of another party's negligence, you're entitled to compensation and benefits. We will work with you to make sure that you obtain what you deserve for your injury. Below, we've created a comprehensive look at what a typical personal injury lawsuit entails so that you have a better understanding of the overall process.

Establishing whether you have a case or not
When you bring your case to our attorneys, we'll want to know all of the information. This typically involves an extensive questioning process in order to more deeply understand if you have a strong case for a personal injury lawsuit or not.

Working with your attorneys to determine facts
At this point, our attorneys have accepted your case and are willing to work hard for your compensation. We will question both you and the defendant to find out more as we prepare for a trial. Often times, the insurance company representing the party who injured you will offer a settlement before the lawsuit goes to trial, which our lawyers will negotiate. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide if the settlement is acceptable.

Filing a lawsuit
If a settlement hasn't been reached or you don't think it's an acceptable amount of compensation, then we will typically file a personal injury lawsuit in court. Depending upon the complex nature of your case, the time that this process takes will vary.

Reaching a settlement before or during the trial
When your case goes to trial, we will present your side to the judge or jury. Sometimes, cases aren't over even if the jury votes in your favor; the defense could appeal the ruling, forcing the case to continue onto higher courts. This is typically not the case in a personal injury lawsuit.

The process of a personal injury lawsuit can be complex, but we believe it's important that if you've been injured, you receive the compensation and benefits that you rightfully deserve. Personal injury lawsuits should only be handled by the skills and expertise of personal injury attorneys. Let the Chicago-based attorneys at Lipkin & Apter work with you to help you win your case.