Phases of a Truck Accident Lawsuit

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be wondering how a truck accident lawsuit proceeds from the beginning to a successful resolution. Here is a basic description of the phases of a truck accident lawsuit:

  • Preparation: In The Art of War, Sun Tzu notes that “A victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.” Truck accident lawsuits are the same–we will prepare for victory even before filing your lawsuit.
  • Filing: This is the process of registering your complaint in court. We will clearly state the facts to show how you have been harmed and why the defendant is responsible.
  • Discovery: Having filed a lawsuit, we can now begin the process of obtaining and evaluating evidence that we can legally compel the defendant to turn over. This may have several sub-phases as we discover (often intentional) gaps in evidence given.
  • Settlement conferences: these allow us to negotiate possible settlements with the defendants to find a mutually-agreeable resolution to the lawsuit, often without going to trial.
  • Trial: if we cannot come to a mutually-agreeable settlement, we are prepared to go to trial and argue your case before a judge or jury.

At the end, hopefully you will receive a just payment for all your damages. We cannot guarantee a successful outcome, only that we will do everything in our power to get the best possible resolution.

To learn more about truck accident lawsuits, please contact The Cochran Firm South Florida for a free case evaluation today.