If you are injured in an accident, our personal injury lawyers will make sure you recover money from the persons or entities responsible for your injuries.  We handle catastrophic injury cases, including burns, amputation, and brain damage.  We also handle fractures, herniated disks, and all other serious injuries.  We have achieved several multi-million dollar recoveries through settlement and at trial.

David S. Brown has been a personal injury lawyer, and devoted himself exclusively to representing victims in personal injury cases since 1986.  Joan Benjamin Brown, his wife, joined his practice in 1989, and Aaron M. Brown, their son, joined in 2011.

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No Fee If No Recovery

We’ve been helping individuals and families rebuild their lives for over 35 years.  While no amount of money can replace the pain and suffering caused by a catastrophic injury, pursuing civil claims helps accident victims and accident survivors.

We handle all types of personal injury accidents, including:

  • Vehicle accidents involving: airplanes, bikes, boats, buses, cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, SUVs, trucks, taxis, and more.
  • Premises liability accidents involving: construction sites, dangerous roads, dangerous sidewalks, dog bites, drowning, electric burns or shocks from exposed electric wiring, falling objects, inadequate security, slip and falls, trip and falls, and more.
  • Accidents due to dangerous and defective products.

Outline Of A Personal Injury Case

No two personal injury cases are alike, but most cases follow a similar path through litigation, including the following:

Complaint Filing and Service:  Every case begins with the filing of a complaint with the court.  After the complaint is filed, it must be properly served on the defendant(s).

Response To Complaint: The defendant(s) usually have 30 days after service of the complaint to file an answer to the complaint, or to file a challenge to the sufficiency of the complaint.

Discovery: Once the Complaint and Answer have been filed, both parties commence “discovery” to exchange evidence. Depending on the case, one or more of the following may be used by the parties:

  • Interrogatories: written questions which parties must answer in writing, under oath.
  • Demands For Production Of Documents:  formal requests for documents.
  • Requests For Admission: require the parties to say which allegations they affirm, and which they deny, and why.
  • Subpoenas For Documents: used to get documents from third parties, such as doctors, employers, and insurers.
  • Depositions: people are required to appear in person to answer questions under oath in front of a court reporter, who produces a transcript.
  • Defense Medical Exam: The plaintiff is examined by a doctor hired by the defense, who provides a report to all parties.

Settlement Negotiations: Settlement negotiations can occur any time during the litigation.  The attorneys can discuss settlement on the phone, by email, by letter, etc.  Often the court will require the parties to participate in mediation, which is a settlement conference in a private setting, not in court.  Sometimes the court will set a “Mandatory Settlement Conference”, which is a settlement conference before a judge in the courthouse.

Settlement negotiations generally become more meaningful as the trial date approaches.  Only then are both sides’ “”cards on the table,” and both sides can fully assess their risks and weigh them against the potential benefits of trial.

Trial:  The vast majority of cases settle before trial, once the hard work of preparation is done.  However, if the parties cannot settle the case, trial is available to resolve the case.

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