How a Personal Injury Attorney Works

A serious injury caused by another person’s negligent or reckless actions can change a victim’s life forever. A personal injury attorney can help victims recover damages to compensate them for their physical, emotional, and financial losses. A reputable personal injury lawyer will work diligently to get their clients back on track after an accident.

A personal injury attorney will conduct a liability analysis to determine the legal basis for filing a claim against the responsible party. This will usually involve extensive research involving reviewing statutes, case law, and legal precedent. It will also require the attorney to analyze witness testimony, medical records, and other evidence.

Once the lawyer has a complete understanding of your case they will prepare for settlement negotiations or trial. During this process they will meet with the insurance company representatives, doctors involved in your treatment, and any other relevant parties. They will review and understand all documents that have been filed with the court and the defendant’s attorneys. They will prepare a comprehensive list of damages for the victim.

In some cases, especially in complex cases that involve medical malpractice or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), a qualified specialist will be retained to confirm diagnoses and project future impairments, restrictions, and treatments. The expert will testify at the trial if necessary. Once the verdict is awarded by a jury or an award is made through a court order, the personal injury attorney will collect their agreed-upon fee.