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Most personal injury cases settle out of court. However, if you are unable to reach a fair settlement with the at-fault party, you may consider taking them to trial. 

If you are debating whether or not to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney to help guide you through the litigation process. Experienced personal injury attorneys are often able to obtain the maximum settlement for their clients without going to trial.

Ali Awad can be found in the courtroom and the mediation room fighting for clients, but he can also be found on Instagram. With over 1 million followers, he’s one of the first attorneys to bring simple, no-nonsense legal advice to the people. For a no-obligation consultation of your case, call the CEO lawyer at (833) 254-2923.

Factors that Influence the Length of Your Case

The timeline of events for most personal injury cases is relatively standard and most cases take around eight to eighteen months to go to trial. However, certain factors can influence the length of your case, such as:

  • The severity of your injuries and the length of time it takes to fully recover
  • Questions regarding liability in the accident
  • The willingness of the insurance company to settle your claim for a fair amount
  • The amount of time that it takes to investigate the accident and gather evidence of fault
  • Whether or not your injury led to permanent disability or impairment

Timeline of Events in a Personal Injury Case

  1. Initial Medical Treatment: If you have sustained a personal injury as a result of an accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is true even if you don’t feel like you have suffered an injury. Some injuries may not appear until later, or the severity of the injury cannot be determined until later. For example, if you are injured in a car wreck, some injuries to internal organs can lead to later infections or organ failure that may take weeks to manifest. Similarly, a slight headache can indicate a brain bleed. For these reasons, it is always wise to seek medical treatment immediately after your accident. Be sure to keep all documentation of your injuries and medical expenses.
  2. Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney: Many personal injury attorneys, the CEO Lawyer included, provide no-obligation, no-cost consultations after an accident. At Ali Awad Law, the attorneys do not get paid unless you get paid.
  3. Hire a Personal Injury Attorney: Suppose you have consulted with several attorneys and decided which one to hire to represent you in your accident. After you have hired representation, your attorney will begin working on your case right away. They will first review the facts of the case and begin compiling documentation that can help establish fault, damages, and proper compensation. Your attorney will ask for copies of your medical treatments and related medical expenses, as well as police reports, witness statements, and in some cases, the opinion of experts.
  4. Settlement Negotiation: Not all personal injury cases go to trial. In fact, most are settled out of court. After researching your case and compiling documents that substantiate your claim, your attorney will begin the process of negotiating with the other party’s insurance company or legal representation.
  5. The Demand Letter: The first step in settlement negotiation is the demand letter. A demand letter outlines the damages you are seeking to compensate you for your injury and losses suffered after an accident. A well-written demand letter outlines the facts of the case in a professional manner, listing the specific and documented damages, such as the cost of repair to your property, medical expenses, and lost wages. These are referred to as economic damages. Next, your attorney will outline general, or non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering or mental anguish. The demand letter begins the process of negotiation that will eventually end in your settlement. 

There are two possible outcomes once your attorney has begun the process of negotiation. Either the insurance company will settle for the amount asked for in the letter, or they will not. If they do not, settlement negotiations may continue for weeks or months until your attorney decides that a trial is the best way to secure your maximum settlement. 

Taking your Case to Civil Court

There are certain litigation steps that will be followed if your case goes to trial. 

  1. Discovery: This period of time refers to when both parties in the lawsuit share the evidence that attorneys have gathered to support their claims. This includes documentation of your injuries, medical bills, repair costs, as well as the same documents for the opposing party. Both attorneys will review the documents looking for evidence that will support their client’s claim. 
  2. The Trial: Negotiation may continue throughout the discovery and if a settlement offer is not reached, your case will be determined by a judge or jury. Your attorney will argue the facts of your case and a ruling will establish whether or not your claims will be rewarded with a settlement. 

Let the CEO Lawyer Help You Win Your Case

The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm has over twenty years of combined experience representing clients both in and out of the courtroom. Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, has a success rate of over 99.5%, so you can be confident that he will settle your case for only the maximum amount owed to you for your injuries and losses after an accident. 

We are one of the fastest-growing law firms in the nation. Our injury and accident attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you get paid. If you would like to talk with one of our experienced lawyers, call (833) 254-2923 today for a no-obligation, no-cost consultation of your case. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!

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Help Negotiating with Insurance Carriers

To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.

Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm

Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.

What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?

During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.

Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.