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How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

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Personal injury attorneys are those who provide legal representation to those who have been injured in some sort of accident and help them in seeking compensation for the accident. As these lawyers work in tort law, it includes both the intentional and unintentional acts.

Cases that Personal Injury Lawyers Deal With:Personal-Injury-Law-Gavel-Stethoscope

Most often these cases involve the negligent acts of others. This involves auto accidents- car, motorcycle or truck accidents. In addition to it, aviation, bike, mass transportation accidents, pedestrian accidents or boating accidents are also additional types of cases these lawyers deal with. Apart from these accidents, premises liability, animal bites, slip, and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse also come within the purview of personal injury cases.

Compensation in Personal Injury Cases:

The victims of personal injury are entitled to the compensation for the injuries that they have suffered. Such injuries include medical expenses, loss of ability to earn, loss of wages or income, emotional trauma, loss of companionship, or pain and suffering.

What do Personal Injury Lawyers Do?

The actions of these lawyers depend upon the nature of the case, subject area, and the certain stage of the case. In order to understand how personal injury lawyers can help you, it is important to know what activities they carry out:

  • Investigation of the Claims:

A personal injury attorney work on the contingency fees, in which they only charge their fees after securing the court verdict. As they pay for the case most often, they take a case after carefully examining it whether there are chances in winning the case or not.

  • Collection of Evidence:

These lawyers also collect evidence in order to support their client’s claim. This may include procuring police report, tracking down the witnesses, and record their statements. Moreover, the lawyer may ask a photographer to take pictures of the accident and can retain the evidence such as camera footage, damage to the property etc.

Such evidence explain who was at fault and the intensity of the damages occurred; this evidence involves, medical reports, bills, employment reports etc.

  • Dealing with Insurance Companies:

Personal injury lawyers are skilled in negotiating with insurance companies. They review their policies in the detail and determine the level of compensation they can seek in the case depending upon particular circumstances. Moreover, the lawyer maintains communication with the insurance companies and prevent the client from carrying out actions that can damage his or her claim.

  • Sending Demand Letters to the Insurance Companies:

The personal injury attorney will send the demand letter to the insurance companies once he or she has completely examined the claim. This letter contains the facts of the accident along with the demand monetary compensation of damages.

  • Preparation of Pleads:

In case the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, the lawyer will then prepare a complaint against the defendant. This complaint establishes the legal arguments about why the defendant is being held responsible for the damages. Moreover, the complaint also contains the number of damages that the plaintiff is seeking. One the defendant receives a complaint, he or she has thirty days to respond to it.

Legal Representation of Clients:

When the personal injury case proceeds to trial, the attorney represents the client in the court. An expert attorney is well aware of the accident news as well as court customs and procedures and makes sure that they follow those procedures to ensure smooth trial.

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