Litigation is the second phase. If a settlement cannot be negotiated with the liable party, we enter the next phase. A lawsuit is prepared and filed. Expert reports are obtained. Witnesses are re-interviewed. Depositions are taken, medical exams completed, paper discovery exchanged. The case is prepared for trial.
Trial is the final phase. If a settlement still has not been reached, the case will proceed to trial. Most trials involve a jury while some may only have a judge. The trial phase is where your case is presented in court to a jury and judge. In this presentation, all your losses are accounted for — your injuries, medical treatment, how the injuries have altered and impacted your life, your disability and economic losses, such as lost earnings and medical bills, past and future. Success at trial largely depends on the experience, skill and ability of the lawyers.
All phases of a case require competent, experienced legal counsel. Steve Williamson has successfully litigated and tried cases in all five boroughs obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts for scores of individuals and families. At trial, Steve has the experience, skills and reputation to get the job done right. While no attorney can guarantee the outcome of any case, choosing the right lawyer greatly improves your chances of a successful outcome. Call to schedule your consultation today.