After an injury accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering, what can a personal injury lawyer do for you? Your attorney will represent your interests as you attempt to win a fair settlement from the party that was responsible for the accident and your injuries.
The personal injury lawyer works to help victims of accidents receive compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This recovery alleviates some of the financial strain associated with an injury accident.
The lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company of the liable party on your behalf. Should the claim end up in a lawsuit in court, the personal injury lawyer will stand by your side, working to help you win the damages you deserve.
Personal Injury Cases
If someone suffers an injury as the result of the actions of another party, the victim has the right to seek financial compensation. This attempt to seek damages becomes a personal injury case.
The party that caused the injury could be another person, a professional, a business, or an organization.
In a personal injury case, the financial settlement the victim receives typically comes from the insurance company representing the responsible party, such as with automobile liability insurance. If the party that caused your injuries does not have enough insurance to cover the settlement amount, the additional amount may come from the party’s personal or business accounts.
Winning a Personal Injury Case
To win a judgment in a personal injury case, you and your attorney need to prove that the other party behaved negligently or intentionally, resulting in your injuries. From the Legal Information Institute, negligence does not have to be intentional. If someone makes a mistake or chooses to act in a certain way, leading to your injuries, this can be considered negligence.
Sometimes, the insurance company for the responsible party will agree to the negligence and will attempt to negotiate a settlement. Your personal injury lawyer can help you figure out whether the insurance company is offering you a fair amount in the settlement.
Other times, the insurance company may dispute the victim’s claims of negligence. The insurer may dispute the severity of your injuries, offering a smaller award than you believe you deserve. In this type of situation, the case may need to go to trial to determine the judgment. Your attorney will represent you in court, arguing on your behalf.
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Types of Personal Injury Accidents
The types of accidents that can result in a personal injury case vary, and they may include:
- Automotive accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Animal attacks
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice cases
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Works for You
After you hire a personal injury lawyer to help with your case, the attorney and his or her team will perform a number of tasks to benefit you, including:
- Investigating the facts: the lawyer will study items like police and medical reports, determining exactly what happened in the case, such as if the other party violated any driving-under-the-influence laws, presented here by Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
- Gathering evidence: the attorney’s team may interview witnesses, review photos and videos of the scene, and hire accident recreation experts to try to gather more facts about the case, helping to show your side of the story.
- Interviewing doctors: the attorney will interview the doctors caring for your injuries, attempting to determine the short-term and long-term effects of the accident on your ability to live as normal of a life as possible.
- Preparing the case: after doing the background work, the attorney will begin negotiating with the insurer or will begin filing the documents required to take the case to court in a lawsuit.
We Do Not Require Payment Up Front
As a final benefit of hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you after an injury accident, you do not have to pay us ahead of time to retain our services. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means our fees come from the final settlement in the case. We do not collect payment until the case reaches a satisfactory resolution.
So what can a personal injury lawyer do for you? Ultimately, the attorney will be working to help you receive compensation for your injuries. The adjuster for the responsible party’s insurance company may say he or she is working on your behalf, but this is not the case. The adjuster works for the insurance company and is primarily interested in resolving the case as quickly as possible.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we will work on your behalf. We know how insurers attempt to treat victims in cases like this, and we will fight for your right to receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at (404) 888-8888.