Filing Your Personal Injury Lawsuit



Claims That Do Not Settle


Sometimes, for any number of reasons, a claim cannot be settled through negotiation. In cases like these, your lawyer will file a lawsuit on your behalf.


Filing of the Lawsuit


Typically, your personal injury attorney will file a lawsuit in the county where the injury occurred. Each state has its own statutes of limitations—laws that limit the time during which you can file a lawsuit. There are also special limitations that apply to certain types of cases, such as claims against the government. Your attorney will be able to tell you which limitations periods apply to your case. Once your personal injury attorney files the suit, he must arrange for a summons to be served on the defendant, as every state requires that the defendant receive notice of the complaint and be given an opportunity to respond to the allegations.



Michael E. Seelie, PA has represented people in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities of Orange Park, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Callahan, Palatka, Fernandina Beach, Gainesville, and Lake City in accident cases since 1978.