What To Expect

The process for filing a claim can be frustrating if you do not have an experienced legal team working with you. Even seemingly simple things like gathering your medical documents can prove to be challenging when you do not know who to call, and health care administrators do not treat your case with the urgency it deserves.

At the Maloney Law Group, we take the time to walk our clients through the entire process so they know what to expect when filing an injury claim and recovering a settlement.

We Can Help You Through The Process

The following is a general overview of the various steps from your initial contact with our firm to the final conclusion/trial/settlement of your case.

  • Your initial consultation at the Maloney Law Group: When you first meet with us, we will discuss your accident, injury and what options may exist for compensation. We may choose to conduct an exploratory investigation to find out if there are important assets, insurance concerns or statutes of limitations — things that would influence whether or not your case is viable. If it makes sense to move forward and file a claim, you and your attorney will enter into an agreement (based on contingency fees) and work will begin.
  • Your complaint is filed and the defendant is served: Filing a complaint involves giving a broad overview of why the plaintiff is filing a lawsuit. This provides the court system with the first official record of the claim. The complaint must also be delivered to the defendant to ensure he or she is notified of the claim/lawsuit and any impending court dates.
  • Pretrial litigation and discovery: The timeline for this part of the process may vary. At this stage, both sides ask each other for evidence and witness information. Hearings may be held to determine how the case is proceeding. Trial dates may be pushed back, mandatory mediation or arbitration may be conducted and settlements may be reached prior to trial.
  • Settlement or eventual trial: Settlements are often reached in personal injury cases. Settlements may in fact be reached before a formal complaint is even filed. In many cases, however, settlements are the result of the pretrial and discovery process. Once the relevant facts are discovered the parties may resolve the claims prior to trial. However, it all depends on what meaningful offers have been made, the strength of each party's case, and the inherent risks and benefits involved at trial. If your claims are unable resolve prior to trial, Maloney Law Group is prepared to fight diligently for fair compensation at trial.

Contact our firm in San Antonio, Texas, for experienced counsel from a lawyer who cares about your case. Attorney Michael Maloney has practiced law for more than 30 years. He has been board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law since 1988. He takes great pride in his work because it allows him to really make a difference in his clients' lives — clients who have faced serious medical and financial challenges because of someone else's negligence.

Call us at 210-228-0400 or reach us online to arrange a free initial consultation.