Lifecycle of a Claim

This guide is intended to take you through what will most likely happen during the lifetime of a personal injury claim.  As each case is unique, this should not be taken as a definitive guide to your personal case, and you should not be concerned if your case does not follow this process.  Your lawyer will always advise you on how your case is progressing and what the next steps are, with the ultimate goal of securing the best settlement possible for you.

Proceed to Step 1: Case Taken on or use our flowchart below.

Joint Settlement Meeting Complying with Timetable Court Issues Timetable Issue Court Proceedings Case Concluded Negotiation Check Evidence Seek Evidence Liability Denied Liability Accepted Contact Made With Other Party or Their Insurers Case Taken On Court Hearing Case Settled
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Joint Settlement Meeting

In some circumstances we may need to hold a joint settlement meeting to reach a final settlement on your case.

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Complying with Timetable

Once court proceedings have started, a case can have one or more case management conferences at any point before it reaches trial.  

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Court Issues Timetable

Claimants and defendants are both required to directions to the court about how the case will progress.

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Issue Court Proceedings

Usually, your lawyer will advise that it is appropriate to issue court proceedings on your case if it has reached an impasse or because your claim needs to be protected.  

 

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Case Concluded

Your case will conclude with the presiding judge making a decision on whether your claim has been successful or not.

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Negotiation

Negotiation of your case, based on the evidence presented from both sides.

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Check Evidence

Your lawyer will check received evidence for accuracy and legitimacy.

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Seek Evidence

Gathering of evidence is essential whether or not the defendant denies responsibility or not.

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Liability Denied

Denial of liabilty means the most likely next steps include gathering supporting evidence to present to the defendant.

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Liability Accepted

If the insurer accepts liability, the case can proceed to a monetary settlement.

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Contact Made With Other Party or Their Insurers

This stage confirms in writing the case, injuries and financial losses you have suffered.

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Case Taken On

This stage will encompass your initial discussions with JMW about your case, and assessing your suitability to claim.

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Court Hearing

At this point we prepare all evidence for your court hearing.

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Case Settled

At this point you could choose to accept the defendants offer or not.

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