WHY DO YOU NEED A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IF YOU HAVE BEEN HURT IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Perhaps the best way to claim personal injury compensation will be through a personal injury lawyer. This means working with a lawyer who has a great deal of specialization in this type of claim. So, what can you expect from a representative like The Citizens’ Attorney?
|Advice on your compensation claim: Not all compensation claims are viable claims. One of the duties of an attorney is to inform you whether your claim is suitable for compensation or not. They will not let you proceed with your case unless they know that you have a good chance of winning compensation at the end of it. If an attorney informs you that the case is not worth pursuing, based upon the information that you give them, then it probably is not going to be worth pursuing.|
Gathering analysis of evidence During the early stages of a compensation claim, The Citizen’s Attorney will spend a lot of time helping you to gather the evidence that you need to put together a solid claim. The type of evidence will, of course, be dependent on what caused your injury in the first place. This may, for instance, include the following:
- Witness statements
- Police statements
- Photographs and videos of the scene
- Medical reports (incredibly important for all personal injury cases!)
- Details of any time that you have had to take away from work
- Details of any medical bills and other bills that you have had to deal with as a result of your injuries.
This process may take some time, but it is absolutely vital that it is done correctly. The lawyer will go through this evidence and put together a coherent argument. During the early stages of a personal injury case, it is highly unlikely that you are going to be handling the case in court. Instead, you will be dealing with the insurance company of the defending party. It is unlikely that your claim will go beyond this stage, particularly if you use a proper personal injury lawyer.
During this stage, the lawyer will also carry out further research related to your case. During this research, they will be able to identify similar cases to yours. By looking at these similar cases, they will be able to get a rough indication with regards to the amount of compensation that you may receive should you take your case forward with them. Remember that this will only ever be a rough number as each and every compensation claim is different. Even the most minor difference in fact could have a drastic impact on the amount of compensation that you can claim for the injuries you have suffered.
The lawyer will, of course, keep you up to date each and every step of the way so you know exactly what is going on with the whole process. A good lawyer will also be on the end of the phone whenever you need to ask a question.
|Arguing your case
This is where your personal injury compensation lawyer will spend the vast majority of their time. Their goal is to put forward your case in the best possible way. They will already have gathered the evidence that you need, but their job does not end here.
Insurance companies, who in most cases will be the ones you are claiming compensation from, operate as businesses. This means that they do not want to pay out cash. It puts a dent in their profits. You will never find an insurance company that is willing to pay out the first time you try them. In fact, it may take a couple of attempts. They have some of the best lawyers in the world working for them, which can make it pretty tricky to argue your case unless you know what you are doing. This is where a lawyer comes into play. They know what to do and say in order to maximize your chances of making a successful claim for compensation.
At the same time, the lawyer will be advocating for you. They will be looking to ensure that you are able to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible. The insurance company will be fielding potential compensation offers at the time. If we feel like it is a fair offer, then you will be urged to accept it. If not, we will continue to fight on your behalf to ensure that you are able to claim everything that you are entitled to. After all, we want to make sure that we are offering the best possible service to the clients that we work with. We won’t be happy until you are happy.
It is actually very rare that a personal injury case will need to go to court. The vast majority of cases are actually settled outside of the court. In the rare case that you will need to go to court, then you can be sure that The Citizens’ Attorney will be there to help you out.
We understand that the process of filling in court-related paperwork can be a little bit daunting. Just a few errors can completely destroy the chances of making a successful compensation claim. A good lawyer is expected to help you fill out the paperwork and ensure that it is filed on time at all times.
In addition to this, they will act as your advocate in court. They will be the ones presenting your case to the judge. It is important that you use a lawyer to do this because, once again, you will be up against a pretty tricky lawyer and you need to know that you have somebody who is able to argue in the correct way.
If you wish to find out more about how The Citizens’ Attorney can help you to claim compensation, then please get in touch with us Today…
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