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The Whaley Law Firm Personal Injury Podcast – Episode 5

Hosted by Louisville personal injury attorney Aaron Whaley

In Episode 5 of The Whaley Law Firm Personal Injury Podcast, Louisville personal injury attorney Aaron Whaley discusses what happens when a case goes to trial. Have you been injured in an accident due to negligence? Contact our law firm today for your free consultation.

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EP005 Notes

Episode 5 – Preparing for Trial (Part 1): Louisville personal injury attorney Aaron Whaley discusses preparing for trial in a personal injury case. Most car wreck cases settle for many reasons. An issue that might cause a case to go to trial is a disagreement as to how the accident happened. Many of these can eventually settle, but some don’t. An example is a simple “red light/green light” case. One driver thought he/she had the green light.

You lose control when a case goes to trial. It’s often easier to reach a fair settlement when the parties are communicating. Once the case goes to trial, it’s time to present evidence in the courtroom and the jury or judge will eventually make a decision.

Another issue that might cause your case to go to trial is when the difference between the offers is too large. It may now be worth it to pursue the car wreck case in court.

When your attorney files the lawsuit, the other party will be served with a letter informing them of the pending action. The other party has a period of time to file an answer with the court.

Discovery Phase

The discovery phase comes next. This is when both parties have a chance to find out information regarding the collision, the injuries and other related factors. Written interrogatories generally come first. Both parties submit a list of detailed, fact-finding questions. The answers are actually signed, under oath, as being true and factually.

Now the attorneys will schedule recorded depositions, during which the attorney will ask the other party specific questions. Many of the questions will be related to the answers submitted for the interrogatories.

Aaron will continue this discussion in Episode 6 (Preparing for Trial Part 2).

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The information provided on this podcast is for general informational purposes only.  It should not be construed as legal advice and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.  You should seek the advice of an attorney for guidance related to your specific situation.  I am only licensed in Kentucky, so the general advice provided may not apply outside of Kentucky.

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