The Lawsuit Guide exists for one reason: to help your clients. Written by Inner Circle member Ned Good and University of Montana law professor Greg Munro, the Guide is a resource for any injured person caught in the turmoil of a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Writing to address common questions and issues for clients, Ned Good and Greg Munro provide clear explanations for plaintiffs in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Many cases settle, and this book helps answer fundamental questions for those clients. But sometimes clients are forced into litigation by an insurance company, corporation, or governmental agency who refuses to make a reasonable offer for their loss. Litigation can be stressful for you and your staff, but it is much more stressful and uncertain for clients who have never been through the process before. And as you know, litigation can last for years and include all types of complexities and complications. This book helps your clients understand the process.
Good and Munro answer some fundamental questions for clients, such as: How do I pay my health-care bills? What do I send the insurance company? What is a deposition? Will I have to testify in court? And most importantly: Do I hire a lawyer? And if so, how do I find the right one? This book provides support for why people who have sustained a personal injury need counsel.
The Lawsuit Guide will assist your clients with these questions and more. It will help your clients to be informed, navigate obstacles, reduce common questions for you and your staff, and assist you to obtain the best possible outcome for your client.
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- Publisher's Note
- The Purpose of This Book
- An Introduction to the Civil Justice System
- Part 1: Before You File a Lawsuit
- What It Means to Find a Lawyer
- What to Expect Once You Find a Lawyer
- How to Tell Your Story
- Part 2: Roles during Claim Handling and the Lawsuit
- Coping with Traumatic Injury or Death
- Your Role in the Claim Process
- Insurance and Benefits
- Part 3: Stages in the Pretrial Process
- Filing a Lawsuit
- Motions, Pretrial Conference, and Pretrial Order
- Part 4: Settlement and Trial
- What to Expect in Court
- Elements of a Trial
- After the Trial
What Legal Leaders Are Saying
— Keith Mitnik, senior trial counsel for Morgan and Morgan and author of Don’t Eat the Bruises: How to Foil their Plans to Spoil Your Case
Trial lawyers spend a lot of time honing their skills so they can make a difference for their clients. Trial Guides has been a touchstone for plaintiffs’ lawyers in this never-ending process. But what resources are there for clients? After all, it is their case and much of the outcome is in their hands. Finally, there is a book for our clients! This is an amazing guide that will help us give them the self-confidence and knowledge so they too can make a difference.