What Do Personal Injury Attorneys Do?

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Accident victims can recover financially after an accident with the help of personal injury lawyers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2020, there were more than 24,000,000 emergency department visits due to unintentional injuries. Personal injuries are often caused by accidents that could have been prevented if someone had taken responsibility.

A personal injury lawyer (also known as an accident lawyer) can help you recover the costs of medical care and other expenses resulting from an accident.

The duties of a personal injury attorney include:

  1. Filing a personal injury claim on behalf of clients.
  2. Acting as legal representatives for clients.
  3. Negotiating a fair settlement amount.
  4. Communicating with the defendant’s lawyers.
  5. Communicating with insurance companies.
  6. Supporting claims with evidence, including witness statements, medical records, and other documents.
  7. Providing legal representation in court if the case goes to trial.
  8. Offering clear, consistent, and reliable legal advice throughout the case.

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Personal injury cases: How they work

Your attorney will explain the steps involved in filing a personal injury claim and keep you informed about your case.

Personal injury claims typically follow these steps:

1. Filing a claim: Your personal injury lawyer files your claim and notifies the defendant’s lawyers. The defendant has the opportunity to respond or contest the claim.

2. Discovery process: Once a defendant has responded to your claim, both parties have the opportunity to request details about the case.

3. Settlement negotiations: The personal injury attorney will seek a settlement. After several rounds of negotiations, the parties either reach an agreement on a settlement or remain in disagreement. Your claim may then proceed to court.

4. Personal injury lawsuit: When you take your case to court, it is referred to as a “lawsuit.” The case will be heard by a judge and jury, and a judgment (decision) will be issued.

Personal injury lawyers play a crucial role in the entire claims process. Claimants who hire lawyers typically receive higher settlements than those who don’t retain attorneys.

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This post was written by Okoye Morgan Jr., a lawyer with extensive knowledge as a personal injury lawyer in Tampa, FL. Okoye is one of the founding partners of The Black Law Company, the best personal injury attorney in St Petersburg FL.

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