What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
A personal injury attorney generally does the following:
- Helps their client understand what his or her legal rights are and advises them on how to proceed with a personal injury claim.
- Handles all legal paperwork and ensures that all the documents are properly completed and filed within the deadline set by the courts.
- Gathers evidence to support the plaintiff’s claim, such as police or incident reports, medical reports and witness statements.
- Handles all communications with the insurance company and prevents the plaintiff from doing anything that may jeopardize their claim, such as giving a recorded statement.
- Negotiates a settlement with the insurance company on behalf of the plaintiff.
- If the case goes to trial, a personal injury attorney represents the client in court.
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