What Happens Once a Georgia Car Wreck Lawsuit is Filed
Generally speaking, if a Georgia car wreck case can't be settled through negotiations, a lawsuit is filed with the court. In serious injury cases, we at the Dover Law Firm file suit as soon as possible to put pressure on the insurance company to maximize the compensation accident victims can recover for their injuries.
Once the parties are served with a copy of the lawsuit by the sheriff, they have 30 days to answer the lawsuit in writing. At that point, the insurance company’s lawyers will prepare an answer and forward it to your attorney.
The next six months are referred to as the discovery phase—interrogatories (questioning), requesting documents, and requests to admit are sent to the at-fault party. During this phase we learn as much about your injury case as we can. We learn as much as we can about the at-fault driver as well. Depositions of eye witnesses, the injured victim, and the at-fault driver or drivers may take place. In addition, depositions of any medical personnel who treated you may take place, as well as depositions of expert witnesses.
After the six month discovery time period, the Dover Law Firm will attempt to get the case on a trial calendar as soon as possible.
If you have questions regarding your rights after a Georgia car wreck, please contact the Dover Law Firm at 770-518-1133.