Personal injury attorneys are legal professionals well-versed in the legal field. They fight to get justice and compensation for those who have been injured, either directly or indirectly, by other individuals or entities.
First and foremost, your recovery process should be your focus. Hiring a personal injury lawyer allows you to handle those pressing concerns as your legal team deals with the legal matters. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, have a workers’ compensation matter, or insurance bad faith issue, a seasoned personal injury attorney will make all the difference.
The sooner you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney, the better. Getting the logistics off your plate will benefit your rehabilitation, both physically and mentally.
Today we’ll tell you some of the responsibilities your legal team will take on should you choose to hire a personal injury lawyer.
Tells you your legal rights and next steps
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another party, hiring a personal injury attorney will afford you the means to compensation. Your legal professionals will hear your account of the injury, discuss your case with you, and advise you of the steps you should take going forward.
Performs an investigation
Your account of the occurrence combined with an investigation into your claim will be the cornerstone of your legal process. Many people don’t have the necessary means to complete their own investigation or discovery process. Your attorney does.
There are several parts of the investigation and discovery process, here are some of the items your legal team will take care of if needed:
- Interviews witnesses
- Hires experts
- Reviews the evidence
- Obtains all videos, pictures, and diagrams
- Obtains hospitalization or healthcare records and reports
- Obtains medical billing records
- Talks to and handles the insurance companies
- Prepares questions for the negligent party/parties to answer
- Sets up depositions for the negligent party/parties
- Researches defective products and their company and seeks testing
- And more
Your personal injury lawyer will take care of these matters so you are not burdened to do so. Your representation will also notify all parties advising them to contact your hired attorney and not you.
Determines a fair compensation
Your attorney will be able to quantify the amount of compensation you’re rightfully owed. This is done by assessing a variety of factors:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Insurance increases
- Lost property
- Economic projection income such as future medical treatment and the loss of future wages
- Pain and suffering
Prepares your case
After exhaustively learning your case and all of the evidence to support it, your personal injury lawyer will take the final steps in the process.
- Files your suit with the court
- Mediates the case in hopes of reaching a fair settlement
- If a settlement isn’t reached, trial preparation will begin
- Represents you in a trial seeking damages
If you win your case, your attorney will help you in receiving payment and a payment plan that the negligent party will need to pay may be set up.
After you’re injured in an accident, it’s important that you take care of your physical and mental wellbeing. An injury attorney can lighten the load if you have been impacted due to the fault of another.
The personal injury attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman will guide you through the legal process from start to finish, ensuring you get the best support and an empathetic ear. Our areas of practice cover an array of legal incidents. Contact us today to set up your free consultation at (303) 423-1770 or toll-free at (866) 385-3505. You don’t have to go through this alone.
Hull & Zimmerman proudly serves North Denver, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, Commerce City, Arvada, and Broomfield.
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