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A Bronx Lawyer on How Personal Injury Claims Work November 8, 2017

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A Bronx Lawyer on How Personal Injury Claims Work, Bronx, New York

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you are most likely interested in filing a personal injury claim. But just how does this process work, and do you need a lawyer to see your case through? In the Bronx, injury victims look to attorney Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C. when they’re in need of dependable legal guidance on a range of issues. In addition to his many valuable legal services, he can also offer insight into how the injury claim process works and what you can expect.

Filing Documentation

To initiate your personal injury claim, you’ll first need to file a complaint. This document provides the basics of your case to the defendant,  such as what occurred, who was involved, and where the incident took place. Next, a summons will be issued by the court. This stipulates the defendant must respond or risk being considered in default.

Discovery Phase

personal injuryOnce documentation has been filed, your legal team will then begin the discovery phase. This entails going through the facts of the case to determine who was actually at fault, requesting documentation from the opposing legal team, and taking depositions. The purpose of discovery is to prevent an attorney from being surprised by some facet of the case, which can impact their legal strategy.

Settlement Before Trial

Most personal injury cases don’t actually go to trial; instead, both parties decide on an appropriate settlement. To this end, your attorney would be responsible for securing the appropriate amount of compensation based on the scope of your injuries and how long it will take for you to make a full recovery.


If you’re unsatisfied with a settlement offer, you can choose to take the case to trial. There, your attorney will present evidence, interview witnesses, and make the argument your injuries are in fact worthy of the settlement amount you requested and the other party caused said injuries by acting negligently.

When it comes to personal injury cases, Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C. offers both impressive legal knowledge along with an individualized approach to client needs. Schedule your consultation with this respected Bronx attorney by calling (718) 822-0500 today. If you’d like more information on his additional legal services, feel free to visit the website.

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