Personal injuries occur nearly every day in the United States from a variety of sources, including auto accidents, trucking accidents, product liability, and even medical malpractice. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, then you’ll want the very best attorney by your side. Consider this overview of what to expect after hiring a personal injury attorney:
- Initial Consultation Many personal injury attorneys offer free consultations in which they will interview you to obtain the basic facts of the case and determine whether or not you have a legitimate claim. This will also provide you with the opportunity to ask questions regarding service fees, filing fees, and contingency fees.
- Gathering Evidence After the attorney has accepted your case, he will begin to collect evidence to support your claim. This includes gathering documents such as police reports and medical bills, analyzing your insurance policy for coverage details, interviewing witnesses, reviewing photos, and even contacting medical professionals for statements.
- Communication with Insurance Companies The last thing you want to do after suffering an injury is argue with your insurance company about your benefits and coverage details. Fortunately, a personal injury attorney will often handle this communication for you and may even help you identify supplemental policies to cover any medical bills while your claim is still pending.
- Filing the Claim and Gaining Compensation In addition to filing the actual claim, a personal injury attorney will help you determine what your next steps should be, whether that includes negotiating for compensation or filing a lawsuit. An attorney will also be able to sufficiently represent your legal rights in the event your claim goes to court.
Whether you’ve suffered an auto accident or injury due to product liability, The Carlson Law Firm is here to help. Let us take care of the filing process and help you obtain compensation while you focus on getting well. Call (888) 335-7492 to set up a free consultation.