Personal Injury Attorney
Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss your accident. This is fairly standard. When you meet with an attorney, they will ask you a lengthy amount of questions regarding your accident, as well as personal questions that are, in fact, necessary for the attorney to delve into your case. You may wonder why there are so many questions, but the more information the attorney’s office can get right off the bat, the more prepared they will be to build your claim. Upon your visit, it is a good idea to have your police report, car insurance card, health insurance card, and any other pertinent information that could help your case, for example, pictures from the accident, if available. If the attorney agrees to take your case and you, in turn, want to hire the attorney, you will sign an attorney/client agreement allowing the attorney to represent you regarding your accident. After signing the representation agreement, you will likely be asked to sign a few other documents, such as medical releases, which allow the attorney to collect your medical records and build a case to help ensure you can get the care required. During your initial consultation, be prepared to ask any questions. Most attorneys will likely answer many of the questions you already had in mind before your visit but be prepared, so you know what the process entails. More about car accident laws on this website
After signing the representation agreement, you will likely be asked to sign a few other documents, such as medical releases, which allow the attorney to collect your medical records and build a case to help ensure you can get the care required.
After your initial consultation, the attorney will send a representation letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company, informing them that you are represented. Then the attorney’s office will start collecting medical records and check in with you, the client, to check your treatment status. Once treatment is completed, the attorney’s office will be able to collect all pertinent information to send to the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster to start the negotiation process on your behalf. Before sending a settlement demand package to the at-fault party’s adjuster, you and your attorney will review all of the necessary documentation and sign off on the settlement demand before it is sent. This way, the client, attorney, and adjuster all have the same information.
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At this point, the attorney and adjuster will negotiate back and forth until a settlement the client is comfortable with has been reached. Out of the agreed-upon settlement, necessary medical bills, expenses, and the attorney’s fee will be paid, and the rest will go to you for your recovery. This is a general and simplified explanation of how your attorney will handle your case, but the basic process.
Almost every day, we get behind the wheel of our vehicles and never think, “today, I’ll be in an accident.” Still, according to the National Safety Council, 27,000 accidents occur daily in the United States. If you are in an automobile collision and need legal assistance, never hesitate to call our Law Firm. We have handled personal injury claims for over 30 years and always fight for our client’s best outcomes and settlements. For a free consultation, call us toll-free.