Steps to File a Lawsuit

Are you seeking compensation against the negligent party following an accident? Watch this video to learn the steps to file a lawsuit in Georgia.

Question:

What are the steps to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia?

Answer:

Steps to File a LawsuitWhen clients come to see us for their Georgia personal injury cases, one thing they want to know is what the process for filing a lawsuit is. Filing a lawsuit is a process that is undertaken by the attorney without a lot of involvement for the client, other than providing us with the factual background of the case. The first thing we have to do in evaluating a claim is find where the defendant is living so that we know in which county the case can be filed. In Georgia, the case has to be filed – when there is an individual driver – in the county in which that driver resides.

The next thing we do is file the case with the court through electronic filing and prepare a summons that is served with the lawsuit on the defendant. The summons and lawsuit is either served on the person directly by a professional process server or a police officer working for the county. After the lawsuit has been personally served on the defendant, the clock starts running on the case; the remainder of the issues involving the lawsuit have to occur within a specific period of time. If you have any questions about service of a lawsuit or the filing of a lawsuit in general, please feel free to contact us.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about the steps to file a lawsuit in Georgia?
Contact experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney Christopher Gunnels at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation.
Let our experience work for you.

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