After you have suffered injuries in an accident resulting from another person’s negligence, you may feel anxious and overwhelmed. As a result, you are most likely worried about the future, how you will pay your day-to-day expenses, and the medical bills that are quickly building up. However, you do not have to go through this alone. An experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney can assist you with complex legal issues surrounding personal injury laws.
Our compassionate personal injury attorneys recognize what a difficult time this is for you and your family. Contact our law firm and ask to schedule a free consultation. We will be happy to review your case and inform you of your rights and legal options.
What is the Role of a Personal Injury Attorney?
A personal injury attorney is a civil lawyer representing clients who have been injured in an accident that was caused by negligence, carelessness, or the deliberate act of another individual. In most cases, personal injury attorneys represent clients involved in slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, or slip and fall accidents. Personal injury attorneys also negotiate with insurance companies to obtain a settlement that is in their client’s best interests.
Their main overall objective is to assist individuals in recovering maximum financial compensation for their injuries. If you need help with a personal injury case, contact our law firm and ask how we can help you.
Do Personal Injury Attorneys Conduct Investigations Into Accidents?
When a personal injury attorney agrees to accept your case, they immediately go to work and begin investigating the details of your accident. Typically, their investigation will include the extent of your injury and how long it is expected to last as well as obtaining information about the individual who is responsible for the accident.
A standard investigation usually includes:
- Gathering accident and property damage reports
- Gathering all medical records, bills, and reports
- Obtaining photographic evidence of the accident scene as well as of any property damage that occurred
- Obtaining contact information and statements from potential witnesses
- Gathering employment records and documentation
- Obtaining surveillance footage from security cameras or security doorbells
Can a Personal Injury Attorney Negotiate With the Insurance Company on My Behalf?
One of the main functions of a personal injury attorney is to negotiate with an insurer on your behalf. Personal injury attorneys are highly skilled at being able to act as an intermediary between you and the insurance company. A personal injury attorney understands the often-deceitful tactics that insurers attempt to use on clients to deny or undervalue an injury victim’s claim. Having a personal injury attorney advocate for you can also ensure that you do not inadvertently do is say anything that may jeopardize your claim.
When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
After you have been injured by another individual’s negligence, you should hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you hire an experienced attorney, the sooner they can get to work on your claim. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to assist you with whatever your needs may be.
Contact our law firm by calling 706-420-2949 and ask to schedule a free consultation.