Are You Wondering “How to File a Personal Injury Claim Without a Lawyer”?

Dec 25, 2022
by Adler Markoff & Associates

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    Are You Wondering “How to File a Personal Injury Claim Without a Lawyer”?

    Are You Wondering “How to File a Personal Injury Claim Without a Lawyer”? 

    Filing a personal injury claim gives you the opportunity to receive compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering, or other damages to you or your loved ones. 

    Although some personal injury lawsuits are settled through insurance companies, there are other cases that may go to trial. For personal injury settlements that go to court, read the following to know what to expect. If you have any questions about your case, Adler Markoff & Associates does not charge for personal injury consultations in Oklahoma and you will not have to pay unless you win. 


    How Does Personal Injury Law Work 

    It is possible for personal injury trials to include a jury selection. The jury is typically composed of 12 or less selected individuals. The judge interviews the jury members to determine if the individual is a qualified candidate for the case or if they will be biased in their deciding the verdict.

    After the jury is selected, the case will move to trial and will usually start with each sides’ opening statements. The prosecution and defense will both have the same amount of time to make a statement supporting their personal injury claim. If the defendant chooses to have legal representation, then the Oklahoma personal injury lawyer will likely start with their burden of proof. 


    Burden of Proof Definition

    To successfully file a claim against the liable party, the plaintiff (person filing) must clearly prove their burden with any evidence relevant to their case. If you choose to have legal representation, your personal injury lawyer will call witnesses to testify in support or confirmation for your case. Witnesses can range from individuals who personally witnessed the incident happen, a medical professional, or expert who can explain or recreate the scene of the incident. 

    After the claimant presents their burden of proof and supporting evidence, the defendant can present theirs. The defense can call any relevant witnesses along with the opportunity to cross examine witnesses. 

    Once witnesses have been questioned by both sides. The defendant and plaintiff are each given their last chance to present their arguments during their final statements. The jury leaves to determine their decision on the case and then return to announce their verdict. Once a final decision is reached, the jury informs the judge to present the final verdict. 


    How to Find the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

    Here are three thing to look for in a personal injury lawyer, regardless of your situation:

    1. An attorney that will not charge you until you win – that means you only pay a percentage of the compensation you receive from your claim
    2. Experience – you will want a lawyer that can answer all of your questions and help you win your case
    3. A lawyer in your area with excellent reviews


    If you are in the Oklahoma area, then Adler Markoff and Associates, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm, can help you. Have questions about your case or just need general advice? Get a free consultation from one of the top personal injury law firms in Oklahoma City and don’t pay a dime until you win.

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