Personal injury claims can lead to complex and lengthy legal processes. This is especially true when you don’t have the best legal resources at your side.
Personal injury cases involve many steps needed to achieve the outcome you want. Summary judgments are an important part of this process and can impact the compensation you receive.
The following helps you understand the role of summary judgments so that you get compensated for your injuries and other damages.
What is a Summary Judgment?
A summary judgment is a motion (request) made to the courts to resolve key points in a case without having to take the case to trial.
Issues that are resolved through summary judgments include the total damages that occurred, liability, and other factors related to personal injury cases.
A summary judgment may also be applied in order to resolve your claim entirely. But the part requesting the summary judgment must demonstrate that the facts related to the case can’t be disputed.
This prevents certain issues from having to go before a judge or jury and saves time, money, and other resources that would otherwise be used when resolving them through a trial.
Your attorney will help you obtain a summary judgment by gathering any evidence that supports your motion. This includes physical evidence, police reports, witness testimony, medical records, and others.
Opposing a Summary Judgment
You may need to oppose