A Florida personal injury lawsuits begins with the filing of a complaint with the clerk of the court which sets forth the facts of the case and the cause of action of why the lawsuit is being filed. The plaintiff asks for damages and for other relief the court may deed proper. Once the lawsuit is filed, a summons is issued and the lawsuit is served upon the defendant.
The steps that follow include, the filing of an answer, motions, discovery which includes interrogatories and depositions, mediation, jury selection, trial and in some cases an appeal.
In every step of the process, issues have arisen that have led to court rulings for future personal injury lawsuits to follow. Below are articles about some of the common issues that have been raised by parties including the risks associated with filing a personal injury lawsuit.
A good piece of advice if you have been injured due to the negligence of a someone else, is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. The sooner you act the better, because there are time limits in Florida to file a lawsuit (statute of limitations).
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