After an accident, you might be reluctant, even suspicious, to entrust your case to an attorney. You may question whether or not you need legal representation. Before you decide how to proceed, make sure you know what Personal Injury attorneys actually do.
A personal injury attorney advocates on your behalf when you've been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another. The initial steps to the litigation process include:
The first step is a case review. Your attorney will conduct an evaluation of your insurance policy and your accident report. Your lawyer will advise you of your rights under your policy. We offer this service absolutely free of charge. Need help? Contact us.
Your attorney will keep in touch with you during your treatment to document your progress. Legal action is deferred until treatment is completed.
Your legal team compiles all of your medical records to prepare a settlement package for your insurance company.
The attorney will submit a settlement package, which starts the negotiation process. Once you receive an offer, you are advised of your rights and your lawyer will make recommendations but you ultimately decide whether you want to accept. If no offer is made or the settlement is not deemed to be fair, your attorney will initiate a lawsuit on your behalf.
The process is much more involved and varied based on each individual case, but this is a general overview of what you can expect. If you've been hurt in an accident, contact a personal injury attorney to find out what your case may entail. For a free case review, contact us today.