|Can the same law firm handle multiple claims?
An accident can sometimes lead to multiple claims, for example if you're injured in an accident while driving a vehicle at work. In this case, you might have one claim against the driver at fault and a separate workers' compensation claim against your employer.
|Length of lawsuits
Lawsuits can often be complicated and may take years to reach completion. Class-action lawsuits are notoriously time consuming, partly due to their complexity.
|Settlement before trial
Many cases are resolved through settlement before they reach trial. Settlements can be made from the time the case is filed up to the time it's heard in the courtroom.
|Structured settlement vs. lump sum
If you're awarded damages in a lawsuit, you may be offered the choice of receiving the money in the form of a structured settlement or as a lump sum. There are advantages and disadvantages to both forms of payment, so it can be difficult to decide which one is best.
|What happens in a lawsuit?
A lawsuit is a legal action you take to seek restitution for harm or damage that's been done to you. Generally, a lawsuit begins when you file your case in court and ends either with a court judgment or settlement.
|Who pays the expenses?
In most cases, each side pays its own costs in a lawsuit unless there's a specific contract between the parties concerning legal costs or the court rules otherwise.