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A personal injury case – step by step

Many of our clients ask us what to expect in their case. To help you be as prepared as possible for what’s about to happen in yours, here is a list of each step in a typical GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys personal injury case, followed by a detailed explanation.

This guide focuses on a typical car crash personal injury case, but the steps equally apply to dog attacks, slip and falls, and other cases involving injuries caused by the negligence of others. If you have any questions about your specific case, we are always here to answer them and to guide you every step of the way.

Step 1 – Meeting with an attorney

Step 2 – Investigating your case

Step 3 – Getting medical treatment

Step 4 – Submitting a demand

Step 5 – Negotiating a settlement

Step 6 – Filing a lawsuit

Step 7 – Exchanging pre-trial information – discovery

Step 8 – Having a settlement conference – mediation

Step 9 – Going to trial

Step 10 – Getting your compensation and closing out your case

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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
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    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
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  • Supporting Local Schools
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