Preparing to File an Auto Accident Lawsuit in Salem, Oregon
The attorneys at Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC have earned recognition in Salem and throughout the Willamette Valley for their abilities to protect the rights of individuals who suffer injuries from car accidents and other situations caused by the negligence of other parties. We handle the legal process so our clients can focus their energy on healing.
How an Attorney From Our Firm Identifies Your Legal Options
The first step in any accidental injury claim involves determining the best way to pursue compensation from the liable parties. In your free initial consultation, we explain all legal options and leave the final decision to you. Although we can often help clients with relatively minor injuries pursue compensation out of court, we often encourage victims who suffer severe injury—particularly those who face long-term or permanent disability—to file a lawsuit.
Preparing your Lawsuit for Trial
Every case begins by obtaining a detailed account of the accident from our clients. We assess any evidence you bring to begin developing a clear picture of what happened before and during the accident. We then take the actions needed to prepare an effective case, such as the following:
- Filing the documents needed to get your case on the court docket and notify liable parties of the lawsuit
- Engaging medical specialists and accident investigators to obtain additional information supporting your case
- Interviewing witnesses
- Preparing victims and witnesses for testimony
The Courtroom Process
Most personal injury trials appear before juries, so the process begins with jury selection by attorneys representing the prosecution and the defense. The trial involves opening and closing arguments, and the testimony portion often requires accident victims, witnesses to the accident, and expert witnesses to respond to questions from both attorneys. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates the issues of the case to arrive at a decision, including granting the award when they find in favor of the plaintiff.
Our attorneys understand the stress our clients experience when undergoing a potentially-lengthy trial. But we guide you through the experience by handling all details, thoroughly preparing you for testimony, and keeping you informed throughout the legal process.
Seek Experienced, Effective Representation
With decades of collective experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and legal skill to handle even the most complex auto accident cases, and we are genuinely committed to helping our clients receive full and fair compensation for all physical, emotional, and financial losses. If you or a loved one suffers injury in an auto accident, please contact Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC today for a free initial consultation.