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Auto Accidents: Pre-Trial Procedures

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Personal Injury actions generally involve a series of ongoing negotiations, and exchanges of settlement offers, counteroffers, and negotiations between opposing parties. During this negotiation period, the procedural components to your cause of action will continue to progress as if the matter will proceed to trial, even in circumstances where it appears that settlement is imminent. At Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. our dedicated Chicago auto accident attorneys know the importance of keeping a case moving until the moment an agreement has been reached, put in writing, and signed by the parties involved. Through ensuring that our personal injury cases continue to advance, our injury attorneys are equipped to proceed to trial, in the event that the parties are unable to reach agreement which provides adequate compensation to our client. Personal injury victims commonly share similar inquiries regarding why the civil process seems to be so drawn out, especially in seemingly clear-cut cases of another’s negligence. The foregoing is provided as a general outline of the procedural processes involved in a personal injury action.

  • Case Management Conference: This is a meeting between parties, or in some cases, a hearing before the judge which establishes timeframes and limitations for important matters such as when discovery will be completed, when mediation will be held, for when certain motions will be presented, and when required disclosures shall be exchanged, each of which are discussed below.
  • Discovery: The process by which opposing parties and non-parties request, obtain, exchange, and therefore, discover, information relevant to the cause of action. Discovery includes things such as Interrogatories, Requests to Produce, and Depositions. For more information on this topic, see our post, Auto accidents: The discovery process.

At Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. we pride ourselves on superior customer service. Our team of dedicated Chicago personal injury attorneys promptly respond to client inquiries. Because civil litigation can be highly complex, in what may already be a difficult time for you and your family, it is important that you have the support from an experienced accident lawyer who will aggressively fight to protect your legal rights.

If you or a loved one were involved in a car crash, contact us today for a FREE personal injury consultation at 773-516-4100, or online, at our website.

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