Learn the essential aspects of filing a personal injury lawsuit in California

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit: 5 Key Points to Consider

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Initiating the legal process to claim personal injuries is crucial in seeking justice, but it can become complex without the proper knowledge. Here are five key aspects to understand when filing your lawsuit:

1. Statute of Limitations

Every lawsuit has a deadline for filing. In cases of Personal Injuries in California, this limit is two years from the accident, with some exceptions.

2. Negotiations

Before trial, parties seek out-of-court negotiation agreements to save time and costs.

3. Costs

Legal proceedings involve court fees, investigation expenses, expert fees, and attorney fees. In many cases, the latter are only paid if you receive compensation.

4. Evidence

Both parties engage in discovery, obtaining evidence through interrogatories, document requests, and depositions.

5. Alternative Resources

Consider alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, which may be faster and more economical than the traditional judicial system.

Understanding these key points will empower you on your legal journey. Make sure to have a specialized attorney to guide this process and protect your rights. Proper information is your best ally when facing the complexity of filing a lawsuit.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.