Have you been injured due to negligence? Personal injury cases can include – auto accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, slips and falls, dog bites and more. Are you thinking about pursuing a personal injury case in court? Many claimants choose to represent themselves in a personal injury lawsuit – but there is a lot that goes into a successful personal injury case. You may have asked – how can an attorney help with a personal injury case – and Richard D. Hobbs & Associates, P.C. can answer your questions.
What Will a Personal Injury Attorney Do for Your Case?
The courtroom and legal process can be difficult to navigate. There are a lot of i’s to dot and t’s to cross in any legal case and if you are not familiar with the process, it can be detrimental to your cause. Here is a closer look at what a personal injury attorney – like the team at Richard D. Hobbs & Associates – will do to help you with your case.
Investigate a Personal Injury Case
A personal injury lawyer will help you investigate and catalog the details of your case that can help you determine fault and negligence. Here is the information that your attorney will help collect and organize.
- Police Reports
- Surveillance Footage
- Witness Statements
- Photographs and Video of the Incident
- Medical Bills
- Medical Treatment Records
- Government Reports
Make the Initial Demand in a Personal Injury Case
The next step in a personal injury case is to make an initial demand of the liable party, insurance carrier or defendant – and that is another step that an attorney can help with. The initial demand may result in a settlement offer from the defendant and an attorney can help you negotiate a fair settlement based on the information you have provided. When a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will begin the process of a personal injury lawsuit.
Navigate the Litigation Process in a Personal Injury Case
To start a personal injury lawsuit, an attorney will file a complaint on your behalf – which includes documentation of your argument, the evidence to support your claim and your compensation demands. The defendant will be notified of the legal complaint and the discovery phase of the case begins where each party involved in the lawsuit will provide their own evidence – depositions, documents and more. A trial date will be set at this point in the process. When you have a personal injury attorney on your side, they can represent you at every phase of this process and just keep you updated on the progress and any additional settlement offers that are received.
Have you been injured in an accident? You may have asked – how can an attorney help in a personal injury case? Here is a quick overview created by Richard D. Hobbs & Associates, P.C. to help answer your questions. Contact the Richard D. Hobbs & Associates Team today for more information on how we can help with personal injury cases that include car accidents, slips and falls, dog bites and more!