Civil Litigation Attorney

What does a personal injury case with an attorney look like?

Below is a general description of what you can expect when you are represented by an attorney for a personal injury case:

Phase 1

Incident / Injury Occurs

Obtain a police report / documented exchange of information

Seek documented medial treatment (within 14 days if auto crash)

Notify all insurance companies immediately

Take photos and collect all witness info

Phase 2

Contact an Attorney


Find an attorney that you are comfortable working with

Provide all information from Phase 1

Sign representation contracts

Phase 3


πŸ•’ 3-4 months +

Allow your attorney to investigate

Find a doctor you are comfortable with and follow their medical advice

Focus on your recovery

Phase 4


πŸ•’ Post-treatment phase

Once treatment is concluded, all records are reviewed

Settlement demand by attorney sent to insurance company

Attorney and adjuster negotiate the value of your case

Phase 5


πŸ•’ Several months - years

If no agreement to settle, the attorney will file a lawsuit

Negotiation may continue

Discovery exchanged between parties

Dates set for mediation and trial

Phase 6


πŸ•’ Several months - years

May be by settlement or jury trial

Settlement statement will give a full case breakdown to account for all monies paid

Andone Law, P.A.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.



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