Personal Injury Attorney
No one wants to be involved in a car accident. You and the other party may be in pain from the accident. There are also the lost wages, or worse, the lost job and source of income and ultimately the quality standard of living which is lost. But it seems that the hardest part has nothing to do with any of this. The hardest part of experiencing a car crash for many is getting justice and compensation from it.
For many people finding a lawyer and starting a personal injury case is a mysterious, unknown process where secrets are kept from you and the opposing party’s lawyer is trying to take you down. You will often feel that you have no control over the process. But starting and conducting a case with a personal injury lawyer is nowhere near as stressful as this, and the process is simpler than you think. You just need the right attorney, like a personal injury attorney from Eric Roy Law Firm.
First, you need to find a lawyer. You can find several lawyers online, call them and ask for a consultation. At the consultation, you will explain exactly what happened and the lawyer will decide whether or not to represent you. Most consultations are free and if a lawyer takes your case, most prefer a payment plan where they don’t get paid anything unless they win your case. Their paycheck will come from a percentage of the settlement, rather than directly out of your pocket.
The attorney will direct you on a treatment process for rehabilitating your injury. This basically includes regular doctor visits where you will return the necessary paperwork to the lawyer or the doctor might send it for you. This paperwork is important for proving your damages and increasing the strength of your case.
Negotiations will begin after investigations of the accident occur and there is evidence and proof of your damages. Your attorney will use this information to argue for an appropriate settlement amount. You may need to make a recorded statement, which will help or hinder your case depending on your performance. Your lawyer will educate you on what to say beforehand.
The Settlement or Moving Forward to Trial
After a period of time, the opposing party will make a settlement offer. Your attorney might convince you to go with it or turn it down if he or she thinks the offer is too low and not representative of what the case is worth. If an agreement can’t be reached, then the case will move forward to trial to be heard by a judge and jury who will then bring the case to a conclusion.