The Defendant in a Personal Injury Claim

The Defendant in a Personal Injury Claim

Charlotte NC Auto Accident Lawyer 

The defendant does not have a major role in the personal injury claim process, unless the case goes to trial. In fact, chances are that you will never see the defendant again. Your Charlotte auto accident attorney can inform you about what happens to the defendant during litigation or if the case settles.

What Happens to the Defendant?

The defendant, known as the tortfeasor before the case goes to trial, provides the insurance company with the relevant information regarding the car accident. The insurance company transcribes these statements in order to preserve the details of the accident.

After the insurance company has all the information it needs, there will be little contact with the defendant for the remainder of the case, unless it goes to trial.

However, in some cases, it may be necessary for your Charlotte auto accident attorney to contact the defendant directly to obtain certain specific information.

Defendant’s Role During Litigation

If the parties are not able to reach an agreement and the case goes to trial, the suit will be brought to the defendant personally. The insurance company will not be named as part of the lawsuit, and in some cases, will not even provide counsel for the litigation. However, regardless of who is litigating the case, the defendant will need to be involved in every step of the litigation process.

Contact the Automobile Accident Law Firm of Bice Law

At Bice Law we can help you determine who we believe to be at fault in the accident. We will look to a number of sources to help you determine liability including but not limited to statements made at the scene by witnesses and parties, the investigating officer’s accident report, and depending on the case, possibly accident reconstruction experts, and highway design or maintenance experts.We serve families across both North and South Carolina. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling 877-BICE-877 or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a auto accident lawyer.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

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