Should I file my personal injury case in the General District Court or Circuit Court?
General district court limits damages to only $25,000, but the process is much quicker, there is no jury and litigation costs are limited in comparison to circuit court. For circuit court, the damages amount is unlimited, but there is a court filing fee and potential legal costs such as paying for a court reporter and the production of transcripts during depositions. Medical experts and independent medical examinations must also be paid for before the trial of the case. Before even reaching the court room, one may incur thousands of dollars in legal fees. In order to determine which option is not only the best one for you, but the one that will achieve the best results, it is important to discuss your options with an attorney before making decisions such as this.