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What to Expect From The Process

The time when you are dealing with recovery from an accidental injury is not the ideal time to deal with the legal aspects of that injury. Yet, this is the time you most need to pursue compensation from the individuals who caused your injury. This is why it is so important to contact the Monroe injury law firm of Auger & Auger. We can help you understand your available options and walk you through every step of the process to protect your rights and ensure you have the best chance of receiving fair compensation for your claim.

Understanding the litigation process

The first step of every litigation process is to decide how you plan to pursue your claim. You have three basic options:

  • Insurance claim
  • Out-of-court settlement
  • Litigation in court

The circumstances behind your injury and the degree of injury you sustained play a large role in which option you choose. And, the processes behind each option vary widely.

The insurance claim process

Filing an insurance claim seems like a simple process—you file a claim, and the insurance company issues payment. For very minor injuries, this process can be effective. But, when you retain an attorney from Auger & Auger, you gain substantial insurance company negotiation skills. Our attorneys understand that insurance claims adjustors are interested in settling your claim as quickly and inexpensively as possible. When our attorneys handle your claim, you are more likely to receive full and fair compensation for all the expenses associated with your injury.

The process of Monroe injury settlement out of court

An out-of-court settlement can be negotiated before an injury lawsuit in Monroe has been filed. But settlement can also be negotiated any time during the trial. This process involves discussions between the attorneys representing the injury victim and the individual responsible for the injury. Either attorney can make a settlement offer, but all parties they represent must agree to the offer. In most cases, failure to reach a settlement agreement sends the issue to court.

The process involved in a courtroom trial

In-court injury litigation in Monroe courtrooms is a complex process, similar in many ways to criminal trials.

  • After filing the papers required to schedule a trial, both attorneys undergo the jury selection process.
  • Once the trial begins, both attorneys make opening statements to introduce the jury to the case.
  • Both attorneys present their cases by questioning witnesses and presenting evidence in support of their cases.
  • Once both cases have been presented, the attorneys make closing arguments before the judge sends the jury to deliberate the case.
  • After deliberation, the jury issues a verdict. When an individual is found guilty of negligent acts that caused injury, the jury also recommends an award that is typically more substantial than can be achieved through settlement of the claim.

Call us today at any of our three Charlotte personal injury law offices and we’ll talk about your situation at (704) 364-3361, or contact us via our web form.

The list of prior client settlement results and client reviews/testimonials, do not constitute a promise of any particular result in any particular case, as each and every case is unique. Each case was handled on its own merit, and the outcome of any case cannot be predicted by a lawyer or law firms past results.

If a recovery or settlement by trial is made, the client will be responsible for costs advanced in addition to attorney fees. Client remains responsible for costs, expenses and disbursements, including medical bills, within the scope of representation. The attorney’s contingency percentage will be computed prior to the deduction of expenses from the total recovery.

The principal office for Auger & Auger Law Firm is located at 717 S. Torrence St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC. The attorneys and staff of Auger & Auger Law Firm work and process all of the firm’s files at the principal office location in Charlotte, NC. Other office locations listed on our website are satellite offices that are not staffed daily. Satellite offices are operated for the convenience of our clients and who live outside of the Charlotte, NC metro area and are unable to meet with us at our principal office location. All meetings at our satellite offices must be made by appointment only. Phone numbers for satellite offices forward to our principle office location in Charlotte, NC.