Filing a Lawsuit and Navigating the Civil Court System With the Help of a Seasoned VA Personal Injury Attorney

Are you ready to take your case to trial? Here’s what you should know before filing a personal injury lawsuit.

  • Suppose a person or business’s negligence severely harmed you. In that case, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of injury or risk being barred from seeking financial recovery. Exceptions exist for injured minors and individuals with certain disabilities.
  • Your lawyer drafts the initial paperwork, known as the complaint, spelling out your case against the defendant.
  • Where you can file a Virginia personal injury lawsuit differs depending on various factors, including whether the defendant is an individual or a business entity. We can help you determine the appropriate venue to file your lawsuit.

What Happens Next 

The defendant and their defense attorney file an answer to the complaint, either admitting or denying its allegations. Next up is the discovery phase, when each side learns about the other’s evidence. The court sets a date for trial early in the process. A flurry of motions follows, such as a motion from the defense to dismiss the case or, if both parties agree on the facts, a motion for summary judgment. The case proceeds to trial if the various motions don’t lead to a resolution.

Whatever lies ahead, you need a tenacious legal team with proven results. Put your trust in The Mottley Law Firm’s exceptional VA personal injury attorneys to provide adept legal guidance and support every step of the way.
Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims
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