A personal injury attorney represents individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others. They specialize in tort law, which covers accidents caused by mistakes or on purpose. Personal injury attorneys help victims receive compensation for their injuries.
Here are some of the specific tasks that a personal injury attorney can do for you:
- Investigate the accident: Your attorney will thoroughly investigate the details of your case, including the cause of the accident and who is responsible for your injuries. They will also work to identify any potential defendants who may be liable for your damages.
- Gather evidence: Your attorney will gather evidence to support your claim, such as medical records, employment records, and witness statements. They may also work with experts to obtain expert testimony on your behalf.
- Negotiate with insurance companies: Your attorney will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Insurance companies are in business to make money, and they will try to settle your claim for as little as possible. Your attorney will have your best interests in mind and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
- File a lawsuit: If you are unable to reach a settlement with the insurance company, your attorney may file a lawsuit on your behalf. A lawsuit is a formal legal proceeding in which you ask the court to order the defendant to pay you damages for your injuries.
- Represent you in court: If your case goes to trial, your attorney will represent you in court. Your attorney will argue your case and present evidence to the jury.