It is pretty common knowledge that lawsuits can take a long period of time. Many people wonder what they can do, if anything to speed up their lawsuit. If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, there are a couple things that you can do to keep the ball rolling and hopefully reach a conclusion faster. Here are a couple tips.
1. Don't Just Talk To The Attorney, File The Lawsuit
Many people make the mistake of thinking that once they talk to the attorney, the lawsuit is underway. This is not the case. In most instances you will talk to an attorney about your case, without filing yet. The attorney may need some time to collect more information before they can actually file the lawsuit. This means that once you talk to the attorney, you need to let them know if you are ready to file the suit. Once you give them the green light they can submit the paper work with the court. Until then you do not have a lawsuit, you are simply talking with the attorney.
2. You Might Be In Charge Of Collecting Evidence
It is important to recognize that when it comes to collecting evidence the ball may be in your court. In some cases, the attorney will let you know all of the things that they need to prove your case, and you will have to collect it all. If you want to speed things up, don't delay this process. Get all of the documents to the attorney as soon as possible.
It should be noted that with legal matters there is a lot of hurry up, then wait. Even though you might move quickly and do everything on your part , you still may have to wait for the other side, or the judge, to act. But if you can speed up your end, you are one step closer.
3. Settle Instead Of Go To Trial
If you really want to speed up the process you should settle the case outside of court. The courts are backed up, meaning that it could take a good deal of time to even have your case heard. If you can resolve the issues with the other side and reach a settlement, you can shave off months, even years in some cases. This may be worth it to take a deal; simply for the amount of time you could spend waiting for your trial.
These are just a couple things you can do to help speed up the process. Contact a local car accident attorney with your questions.Share