The laws and rules of civil procedure that come into play in personal injury cases have a huge impact on everything that ought to be done in the aftermath of an accident. Obviously, immediately following a very serious accident the most important concern is the urgent care of any persons who have suffered injury. In the tragic case of a wrongful death resulting from a car accident, clearly bigger concerns exist in the ensuing hours than what should happen from a legal standpoint.
However, the truth is that it is the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure will largely govern what must happen if a lawsuit is to be filed. Those who lack legal expertise often concern themselves with the nuances of personal injury law while completely ignoring the rules of civil procedure. This can be a substantial miscue. The rules of civil procedure dictate how a complaint must be filed, how it must be served, whom the complaint must be served upon, what information the defendant and his insurance company is required to provide, what information the injury victim must provide to the defense, and so forth.
Therefore, having a lawyer who simply claims to be a good Peoria personal injury lawyer, but who does not regularly take cases to trial, where the Rules of Civil Procedure play an important role, is a very big risk. On the other hand, retaining an attorney who frequently litigates files and has experience as a trial lawyer– and a solid working knowledge of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure– is a benefit to the car accident victim at every stage of the process. Having somebody who focuses not only on settlement options that could emerge without a lawsuit, but can always plan for potential needs is immensely beneficial to every injury victim in Arizona.