A successful personal injury case requires thorough investigations
A Personal injury attorney experienced in accidents has the expertise to understand the complex legal procedures, confusing medical terms and mounds of paperwork associated with these types of cases. They can provide guidance and support through the entire process to ensure that clients receive the compensation to which they are entitled for their injuries, damages and losses.
A successful personal injury case requires thorough investigations and evidence gathering. A lawyer will often have a team of investigators and support staff to help with this work. A knowledgeable attorney will also be able to negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients, ensuring that they are receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible for their injuries.
Whether you have been injured in an auto accident, workplace construction accident or from an incident related to a rideshare app, the experienced attorneys at Williamson, Clune & Stevens can handle your claim and make sure that you get the compensation to which you are entitled. A successful personal injury case can compensate you for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
When you have been hurt, the first thing that your lawyer will do is request copies of all relevant insurance policies. This includes your PIP (personal injury protection) benefits, liability coverage, medical payments, uninsured motorist coverage and any health insurance you have. In addition, your attorney will ask for records of your injuries and expenses to date. These may include x-rays, imaging scans, prescriptions, treatment notes and receipts, and other documentation of your losses. Your attorney will also typically request interrogatories and depositions of witnesses.
Your attorney will then evaluate your injuries and losses, determine the amount of money that you deserve in a settlement or verdict, and then prepare to go to trial, if necessary. They will also meet with the at-fault party’s insurers to discuss your case. Insurance adjusters are looking to pay out as little as possible, and your attorney can use their skills and resources to negotiate a fair offer.
Injured people are often at a disadvantage when dealing with insurance companies because they don’t know how much their injuries are worth. Insurance adjusters will take advantage of this, and many people settle for less than they should. Having an attorney by your side will prevent you from making simple mistakes that the insurance company can pounce on and will ensure that your case is fully valued and that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. It will also help you resist the natural instinct to apologize or accept partial blame for your own injury, which could affect your compensation. In New York, the amount of your settlement will be reduced by your percentage of fault in an accident. A lawyer will protect you against this.