What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Aug 04, 2015 in Personal Injury News
Is your loved one a victim of nursing home neglect? Have you been hurt and suffered a spinal cord injury? Maybe you were misdiagnosed due to negligence and you had unnecessary surgeries.
Whatever your case might be, Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries, along with answer any questions you have regarding what personal injury lawyers do.
For a free case evaluation, call 877-877-2228.
Definition of a Personal Injury Lawyer
Also known as a trial or plaintiff lawyer, a personal injury lawyer is a civil litigator who is a legal representative to clients who have physical or psychological injuries due to negligence or carelessness from another person or organization.
Types of Claims
Because legal cases can become complex when it comes to certain claims or insurance companies refuse to settle claims in good faith, you may want to retain a personal injury lawyer to litigate your case.
The following are types of cases that typically necessitate a lawyer:
- Motor vehicle accident
- Pedestrian collision
- Construction injury
- Slip and fall
- Defective product injury
- Wrongful death
- Insurance bad faith
- Traumatic brain injury
Litigation and Settlement Process
When you hire a personal injury lawyer to be your legal advocate, you will have someone on your side who will work to obtain the best settlement or verdict to benefit you. The typical process, although sometimes complex and tricky, might include:
Contract Upon signing a contract with your attorney, your attorney will start pulling information like photographs, reports, witness statements and anything else that helps verify how your accident took place and who was at fault.
Records Lawyers document damages by putting together bills, medical reports, employment records and miscellaneous records.
Insurance Your lawyer will solicit an offer from your insurance company. Once an offer is received, you will asked to review it and talk it over with our personal injury attorney.
Discovery This process involves your lawyer deposing witnesses and experts in an effort to uncover evidence to support your case.
Trial Once discovery is finished, a trial date will be requested.
Not all injury claims go to trial, many are settled outside of court.
How We Can Help You
If you are seeking compensation for your injuries, it may be wise to receive legal counsel from an experienced injury attorney. Not only do these attorneys have years of education and training as lawyers, they also excel at negotiation, oral advocacy and have knowledge in different areas like medical malpractice or slip and fall accidents. With a legal professional by your side, you may discover that pursuing compensation is less complicated and confusing.
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At Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, your injuries and claims are taken seriously. Whether for you or a loved one, our personal injury attorneys have over 150 years of combined experience and are available to successfully handle your injury case.