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What happens when you file a personal injury lawsuit? In many cases, personal injuries lawsuits settle without ever having to go to trial. Very often, insurance companies will deny liability or offer very low offers for settlement. As a result, an injured individual will usually have to file a lawsuit in order to receive the compensation that they deserve.

Why would anyone ever file a lawsuit if the insurance company has the best offer or settlement? One reason that people do this is because they do not want to have to go to court and spend months or even years trying to prove their case in court. Another reason that people will do this is because they fear that the insurance company will just settle out of fear that a lawsuit will result in them paying out of their own pocket. People do not realize, however, that the insurance company will never be able to get away with settling out of court because they always lose in the long run. They will be forced to go to court and have a personal injury lawsuit in order to prove their negligence and get compensation for the injuries that they have sustained as a result of someone else’s carelessness and incompetence.

When you are met with a summons for a lawsuit, it means that a lawsuit has been filed against you on your behalf in a court of law. A summons will inform you that you have been summonsed to appear in court on a specific date. The only way that you can prevent this from happening is by not complying with the terms of the summons. A lawsuit will be filed against you in the county court in whatever county the summons is sent to you. In many instances, you will have up to three days to answer the summons before a judge will decide whether or not you have enough time to appear in court and defend yourself. It is important to remember that there is no real time limit; you have up to three days to appear and defend yourself before the judge decides if you have enough time to do so.

There is also what is called a “prompt trial” which is a special court proceeding wherein the plaintiff who has been suing receives a Notice of Default. This gives them enough time to find an alternative qualified attorney who can defend them against the accusations made in the complaint. If the plaintiff does not find a new attorney within a reasonable amount of time, then a trial date will be set by the court and a trial will occur before the judge.

Another common scenario that is brought up in a lawsuit is the “writ of mandate.” This is a requirement that states that if the plaintiff cannot prove that the defendant is liable for the damages that they are accusing the defendant of having caused them, then the court will have no choice but to accept the complaint as being true. There is generally no limit to how many times a lawsuit can be filed in this manner, however there may be one in the case of special circumstances. The most common of these circumstances is a slip and fall accident.

Finally, the last major scenario which is what happens when you file a lawsuit involves what is known as an award of actual damages. This is the damages that a court actually awards to someone because of their injuries, medical bills, or lost wages that were a direct result of the injury. When you file your lawsuit, there is usually an award that is issued to the plaintiff based on the amount of actual damages. Whether this is a settlement or judgment depends entirely upon the courts.

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