Everyone says you should hire an attorney when you’ve been hurt in an accident.
But what does a personal injury lawyer really do besides “win you compensation?”
Today we’ll cover what goes on behind the scenes in an injury case, and why hiring a lawyer might be your best bet to recover compensation for your injuries.
Your personal injury attorney’s job is to gather the facts relevant to your case by investigating your injury and accident, and also conducting interviews with the people involved with your case.
Your lawyer’s goal is to become familiar with both factors that both detract from and support your case’s odds of success.
Through discovery, your lawyer obtains relevant information from the other parties involved, such as a driver that caused your crash.
Some of the best personal injury attorneys are both experienced and up-to-date on legal changes and other factors that could impact your case.
Once you’ve decided to file an injury claim and seek compensation for your injuries, your attorney will begin working on your case.
This process involves gathering witness testimony, evidence, and other documentation that will help prove your injury claim.
Attorneys go about this process in order to build your case, but also to anticipate the defense’s arguments, and devise ways to counter them.
Your attorney will negotiate a fair payout on your behalf, and if necessary, present your case in court. That includes bringing all of the appropriate petitions, motions and pleadings.
Hiring the right attorney can mean the difference between receiving full compensation or not. Your personal injury attorney will:
Whether your case goes to trial or you reach a fair settlement beforehand, having an experienced attorney on your side puts the odds in your favor for a better outcome.
On average, victims who represent their own cases are less likely to receive a fair payout (compared to those who hire a lawyer).
Personal injury lawyers will offer legal counsel, explain your rights, and help you win the biggest payout possible through negotiation or representing you in court.
Whether you’ve been in a crash or you’ve slipped and fallen, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Utah Legal Team has years of experience assisting our clients with injury cases by winning fair, full payouts.
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another, we’re here to help. Contact us today and let’s get started.
*The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.
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