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What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

By Brett West, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team

Hiring a personal injury attorney means clients have much less to worry about.  Your attorney will file paperwork, gather medical bills or records, communicate with insurance adjusters throughout the case, negotiate with insurance companies, and keep you updated on your case status so you can focus on getting better.

FOCUS ON HEALING

When you’ve been injured in a car accident, medical treatment can take several months, dozens of appointments, and hundreds of miles driven before you feel ready to face life’s daily challenges again.  Clients have described this process as time-consuming and like a part-time job, so let an experienced law firm communicate with insurance companies, gather medical bills, and comply with all legal requirements so that you can concentrate on getting well.

SUPERIOR NEGOTIATION

Experience counts.  A trained attorney can properly make a claim for the full value of a client’s economic and non-economic damages.  Remember that even the most well-prepared individuals may not be able to convince an insurance adjuster to give full and fair value for their case.  An attorney’s capacity to and history of trying cases and winning encourages insurance companies to fully compensate represented clients.

TURNING PRIORITIES INTO RESULTS

Did you know that some cases may be filed in general district court or circuit court?  The court your attorney selects to file suit in could make the difference between a trial date a few months away versus a year long wait.  The knowledge of which court to file your lawsuit in requires understanding clients’ goals.  Clients vary widely in their priorities.  Some clients want their voices heard in a court of law.  Others want to return to normal life as quickly as possible.  All clients want their voices to be heard and desires met when negotiating a settlement of their case.  An experienced attorney can help you navigate your claim to successfully reach your goals for your personal injury case.

If you’ve been injured in an accident at no fault of your own or have any questions, please give us a call at 804-250-5050.