Steps to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Steps to File a Personal Injury LawsuitIf you are reading this, it’s likely that you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. We would first like to extend our deepest sympathies. At the Gunnels Law Firm, it is our mission to help innocent accident victims recover full compensation from the negligent party. The steps to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia can be confusing. An experienced attorney can simplify this process and help you recover maximum damages.

Steps to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

When clients come to see us for their Georgia personal injury cases, one thing they want to know is what the steps to file a personal injury lawsuit. Filing a personal injury 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.

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Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about the steps to file a personal injury 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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