The Legal Difference - Process of a Litigation: Petitions

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On this week's episode of The Legal Difference, attorney Wes Gralapp talks about petitions, and their role in a litigation. Wes starts by defining a litigation, and its role in personal injury law. A litigation begins when a petition is filed with the court. Wes describes the different types of courts and the cases they handle. In the state of Louisiana, your typically have one year from the date of accident to file a petition, which is also known as the statute of limitations. Wes walks us through the process of filing a petition, including the steps taken through the court to file, as well as what a petition needs to contain to be accepted by the court. He wraps up by discussing why someone may need to file a petition, and why it's very important to adhere to the statute of limitations for your claim.

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