What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer do?

Published on: 03/23/22 — In 

An individual obtains a personal injury when they get into an accident where their body is physically and emotionally injured as a result of another person’s carelessness, negligence, intentional act, or reckless behavior. When this happens a claim can be made and an individual can obtain compensation. A personal injury lawyer can help the grieved party to get compensated after the damage has occurred.

When you get in a serious accident and you are badly injured you do not have to go through the process of getting compensation alone. You will need the help of a professional personal injury attorney. So, what does a personal injury lawyer do? For most people, they know that when they get into a car accident they need help from a personal injury attorney who can help them file and settle a claim. Even so, most accident victims do not know that a personal injury lawyer can do more than just offer representation to clients after a car accident.

Chris Ktenas, Chicago personal injury lawyer

The attorneys at Ktenas Injury Lawyers play many roles when their clients hire them. This article will help you to understand the different roles of a personal injury lawyer.

You Can Get Protection from a Personal Injury Attorney

After getting hurt as a result of a car accident, slip and fall, or as a result of a defective product among other personal injury accidents, it is important for you to rest. Resting and concentrating on your recovery process will help your body to recover quickly. As you focus on your treatments and follow what the doctor or medical health professional has instructed you to do your attorney can focus on protecting your legal right

A personal injury attorney will act as a barrier between you and the insurance company and those that may disrupt your peace legally during your recovery. Who can disrupt your peace?

  • When you are in a hospital receiving treatment your medical bills will pile up depending on your stay the hospital administrators will want to know how you intend to pay them.
  • In the case where you were involved in a car accident, the police officers will want to get answers from you.
  • So your insurance company is able to determine if they owe you any PIP benefits and as well if they owe the other driver damages they will need your statement.
  • The insurance company will want to find out your version of what happened so they can find out if they will be able to avoid paying you anything.
  • The liability insurance company would want to know what happened if you have fallen on another person’s property.
  • If you were at the place of work when you got injured your employer, as well as the HR department, will want you to answer a few questions.

There are issues that you may be able to handle alone concerning your personal injury case but it is risky for you to try and fight your case alone. After an accident, most individuals are not in the right frame of mind. During this time they can answer questions in a way that may incriminate them or in a way that will make the accident look like it was not the other driver’s fault even if it was. A legal representative will deal with the people coming to you. They have done this before and so they will be able to remain vigilant up until your case is settled.

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Carrying Out Investigations on Your Behalf

When you are preparing to go to trial you cannot ignore the investigation part of the process. A personal injury attorney will be able to investigate the details of your case. They may have to call in expert witnesses and as well find the evidence that could have been missed from the scene of the accident. There are lawyers that go to the scene of the accident and conduct investigations themselves while others hire private investigators to help them carry out investigations.

An investigator will be able to track down witnesses, get pictures and videos of the motor vehicle accident, and as well collect employer and police reports if available. So you can get the compensation that you deserve your personal injury attorney will need to get other additional documents such as your medical bills and medical records.

In the case where you have an underlying condition that results in your injuries healing slowly, your attorney may need relevant documents that show that you have the condition. This will go to prove that your recovery process will not be typical.

Discussing the Accident with You and Giving You Advice on Your Rights

If your injuries have been caused by another person you are entitled to fight for compensation to recover from losses. A personal injury attorney will help you understand the steps that you need to take so you can negotiate a settlement. If the insurance company refuses to come to a fair and reasonable settlement the personal injury attorney that you have hired will be ready to take your personal injury lawsuit to court.

When you are discussing the case with your legal representative they will be picking up information and facts regarding your case that will they need to follow up on. When you tell the lawyer version of the story they will use that information to build a case on your behalf.

If you have been injured as a result of an auto accident your lawyer will want to find out about the traffic lights, road signs, or the speed limits on that particular road so they can establish if there was someone who had not played their part in ensuring safe travel on the road network.

Learn More: How to File a Car Accident Claim in Illinois

Negotiating With the Other Parties and Skilled Representation

So they can prevent other parties from getting in touch with you your personal injury attorney will inform all the involved parties that they are your representative. Your attorney will notify all future contacts or inquiries that what to get in touch with you that all their future inquiries should go through their office.

By doing this your attorney will be able to track insurance claim notices, the status of the insurance claim, the prognosis of your injury as well as any other information that is crucial to your case.

At Ktenas Injury Lawyers our personal injury attorney will take the journey with you. We want you to rest as we do the rest for you. we will give you legal options that you can consider and the legal arguments that we can use while representing your case. 

Our personal injury law firm wants to ensure that the personal injury victim and their family get the fair compensation they deserve so their medical expenses and other losses suffered after an accident can be covered. Our legal representative can come to you regardless of whether you are at home or in the hospital. We would like to offer you legal representation when you take a personal injury claim to court Give us a call!