Understanding the Legal Process

At Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, we understand that the legal process can be intimidating. Don’t let fear of the legal system stop you from getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our Ohio injury lawyers want you to feel confident when you pursue a claim.

  1. Get Legal Help
    Hiring a qualified Ohio personal injury lawyer is the first step toward getting the help you need for your accident. Nurenberg Paris has more than 85 years of experiencing handling personal injury claims, and we’ll take the time to explain your case to you and help you understand anything that might be confusing.
  2. Tell us the details of your accident.
    Fill out a free initial consultation form so you can meet our team of attorneys. We can help you get back on your feet.
  3. Investigating Your Case
    In order to build a strong case for you, we have to investigate your accident. We have a team of accident reconstruction engineers and medical experts that will analyze your accident, collect evidence, and determine who is at fault.
  4. Presenting Your Case
    All of the evidence obtained during the accident investigation, along with a demand letter describing the compensation you need for your injuries, will be presented to the defendants or the at-fault parties.
  5. Receiving a Settlement Offer
    The insurance company of the defendant will present you and your attorney with a settlement offer. You and your lawyer will then discuss the offer and determine if it’s sufficient to cover your medical expenses and other damages.
  6. Negotiation
    During the negotiation stage, you and your injury lawyer will have a chance to respond to the insurance company’s settlement offer. Many cases are finalized during this phase, but if an agreement can’t be reached, the process will continue.
  7. Settlement or Lawsuit
    At this point, the defendants may offer a final settlement package. If you are satisfied with their offer, you can accept it and the case will settle. If the offer is still too low, your attorney can file a lawsuit to pursue the compensation we believe you’re owed.
  8. Trial Preparation
    If you decide to take your case to court, your attorney will begin preparing your case for trial. We will file a complaint in the court system and exchange documents and information with the attorney for the defendant(s). The next step is to begin taking witness testimony in the form of a deposition. This enables us to document and get sworn testimony about all of the facts about your case.
  9. Trial
    At the trial, both your attorney and the defendant’s attorney will present their cases. The judge and/or jury will then make a decision based on the evidence presented by both parties. If you’re unhappy with the outcome of the trial, your attorney can appeal the decision to a higher court.

Our team of Ohio injury lawyers is ready to help you. We want you to feel confident with the legal process before you make the decision to try your case in court. Call Nurenberg Paris at (888) 900-6075 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.