A personal injury attorney is a lawyer who helps clients recover compensation for their injuries, losses, and damages from the negligent or reckless actions of others. While every case is different, most personal injury claims follow similar patterns.
During the first part of your claim, your personal injury attorney will gather all relevant evidence and information from you about your accident. This includes witness interviews, medical records, police reports, and any other relevant documents. Your attorney will also take pictures of the scene of your accident if necessary. Additionally, they may hire expert witnesses to help support your claim.
After gathering all the appropriate evidence and information, your attorney will start performing a comprehensive liability analysis. This typically involves reviewing applicable statutes, case law, and common law, as well as legal precedents. This will help them determine if they have a valid rationale for filing a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
When it comes time to file your lawsuit, the insurance companies will request documents and interview you. Your personal injury attorney will prepare interrogatories, which are written questions, and depositions, in which you are asked to answer under oath.
In addition, your attorney will inform all involved parties that they represent you and that all future contacts or inquiries must go through them. This way, nobody can slip anything past them or mislead you. It will also make it easier for them to keep track of your medical treatment and bills, your injury prognosis, insurance communications, and your case’s general status.