How Can a Lawyer Assist in a Car Accident Case?

If you have suffered an accident and obtained injuries, you may be asking yourself how can lawyer assist you in a personal injury case. You may also want to know if it is wise to do it yourself and deal with the insurance company directly and attempt to obtain a financial settlement. All cases are unique and depend on the details. Lawyers can assist you with:

  • Facilitate communication with the other party.
  • The ability to correctly obtain evidence.
  • Store and organize valuable records.
  • Coordinate and speak with the medical records department to acquire missing documents.
  • Deal with doctors to and ensure all files are correct which will enable you to prove the damages and negotiate with several parties who are entitled to pay you for damages.
  • Negotiate a settlement with the defense attorney and insurance adjuster, if the plaintiff is content with the sum presented.

Let’s dive a little deeper in detail to give you a better understanding.

Negotiating with the driver’s insurance

Every single personal injury case requires the lawyer to have communication with the adjuster of the insurance company you are suing. The adjuster is the person who gives the green light to the amount of the claim. Therefore, it is imperative for the lawyer to have a good relationship with the adjuster.

Collecting the proper evidence for your liability case.

Lawyers, the good ones will build a strong case with evidence which you will need for your personal injury accident claim. You may have actual pictures of the car crash scene with your mobile phone or another device. However, a lawyer would visit the place where the incident occurred. It is important because you may have missed some paramount details which can help win your accident case.

The personal injury lawyer will obtain all relevant reports about your case, and will also outreach to offers and eye witnesses. The best kinds of lawyers will make sure everything is collected to build a strong case in the event of a liability insurance claim.

Essential evidence for damages from a car accident claim

Sometimes it can be quite cumbersome to obtain medical records and medical bills related to your injuries. Even if they are yours and you are entitled to receive them, it is not the primary focus of health care providers in providing you with those types of information mentioned above.

Often when attempting to acquire documents, it can prove to be long and tedious, and this applies to both small doctor’s office and large hospitals due to a mix of the late responses of staff and guidelines which they must enforce. You should also take note that if you do not follow their policies which are not explained very well (most of the time), it will be ignored. You may also obtain missing medical records, in this case, you know usually, it takes several attempts to collect everything you need.

You also must make sure that everything on that report reflects the correct medical terms, diagnosis, and causation. In any personal injury case, you must prove the following:

  • What type of damage occurred?
  • The physical disability or limitation.
  • By who/what inflicted the injury.

Make sure you speak with a lawyer in your area for more information about your legal rights. This blog post is written by Percy Martinez a Miami car accident attorney for over 20 years.

Michael Hepworth

Michael Hepworth

Managing Attorney at Hepworth & Associates
Michael is the Managing Attorney of Hepworth & Associates, LLC.
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