Resolve Your Personal Injury Suit Efficiently with Gruenberg Kelly Della
When you begin a personal injury lawsuit, your recovery and wellbeing depend
in many ways on the efficiency and effectiveness of your personal injury
lawyers. You need a legal team you can trust to act decisively and quickly
while still exercising due diligence and shrewdly building your case to
increase your chances of success. At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we have served
many seriously injured people and understand that a speedy recovery often
requires the swift resolution of your personal injury claim. Our
Long Island personal injury attorneys are here to do everything possible to ensure you receive the compensation
you need as soon as possible.
I Have a Slip and Fall Incident—How Long Will My Case Last?
A personal injury case resulting from a slip-and-fall incident may seem
inconsequential or small when compared with “bigger” cases
involving catastrophic injuries like brain damage and amputation. However,
a fall can still negatively affect your day-to-day life and the related
medical costs can pile up quickly. If the physical consequences of your
fall are serious and require expensive treatment or keep you out of work
for any amount of time, you will likely need to recover thousands of dollars
in damages, which takes time, effort, and negotiation.
In a slip and fall case, you and your attorney will have to pass through
Filing a complaint: Your personal injury lawyer will help you prepare your official complaint,
which provides the details of your accident and its effects on you. It
also specifies who the allegedly liable parties are and what they should
do to rectify the situation at hand. Your complaint will be accompanied
by a summons requiring the defendant to file an official response, typically
within a 20 to 30-day window. This gives the person or people who are
responsible for your injury an opportunity to defend themselves against
accusations or concede responsibility for certain damages, or provide
a mix of both.
Discovery: After the complaint has been filed and the allegedly liable parties have
had a chance to respond, both parties begin the discovery phase. In this
phase, each side requests relevant information and gathers important evidence
in order to build as strong a case as possible in preparation for the
next phase. Depending on the details of your case, this phase could last
anywhere from several months to multiple years. In some cases, your personal
injury lawyer may want to wait until your medical treatment and recovery
have officially ended, in order to have an accurate picture of how much
the injury has cost you. It is much easier to sue for reportable expenses
that you have already paid than it is to sue for expenses that have not
yet been incurred, so a shorter period of medical treatment could mean
a shorter discovery phase.
Filing a pre-trial motion: If there are any issues with evidence or the viability of your case, your
opposing party may file one of several motions. They may file a motion
to dismiss if your suit is not legally viable or fails to meet an important
qualification. If they believe there is no factual basis to support your
claims, they could file a motion for summary judgement which, if granted,
would result in your case being thrown out. If either party refuses to
provide the other with documents or evidence it considers necessary, they
may file a motion to compel, which would legally require them to produce it.
Out-of-court resolution attempts: Settling out of court is better for everyone. It’s far less expensive
and time-consuming, and can still allow you to recover the money you need
to pay your medical expenses. You and your attorney may opt for mediation,
negotiations, or a settlement conference, if so ordered by the court.
Personal injury trial: If you, the defendants, and your respective legal counsel are not able
to decide on a settlement, you may have to go to court in order to recover
the compensation you need. The trial itself will likely only take several
days, but you may have to wait until there is an available slot in the
Collecting on your judgement: If the court rules in your favor and requires the responsible parties
to fork over the money you need, it won’t be available to you right
away. You will usually have to wait between 30 and 60 days for the defendant
to pay the settlement ordered by the court.
Get in Touch with an Experienced Long Island Personal Injury Attorney Immediately
Regardless of whether your recovery is complete or your medical treatment
is still ongoing, it’s essential to your personal and financial
wellbeing that you take action right away. If you’ve slipped or
fallen and been injured as a result, Gruenberg Kelly Della can help you
recover the amount you need to make a full recovery.
Schedule your free consultation by calling us at (888) 305-6372 or email us
to tell us about your case.