Our law office represents personal injury victims as they pursue claims to receive compensation for their injuries. Personal injury victims could be involved in any type of vehicle accident, bus accident, and even a work injury accident. If their injury is the result of another individual or entity’s negligence, they can file a claim against the at-fault party for compensation that will cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
After making the decision to file a personal injury claim and hiring a lawyer for representation, there are several steps that someone will go through. We have outlined these steps in our blog, including the below articles:
How a Personal Injury Case Works:
- The Beginning
- Treatment and Fees
- Communicating with your Lawyer
- Communicating with Insurance Adjusters
- Reaching a Settlement
- Making Decisions
Our office thinks that having clients who are fully aware of the entire legal process will make the case much smoother as they will be prepared along the way.
We provide clients with information at the beginning of their case, including documents that they may reference throughout the process. We also inform them that they can feel free to contact our lawyers or legal staff whenever they have questions. This open line of communication helps clients to feel like they are in-the-know and in control of their case just as much as their lawyer is.
Steps in a Personal Injury Case
The next portion of the case is preparation for different aspects, which our attorneys are sure to do with clients. Whether it is the deposition or trial, we make sure that our clients are as prepared as possible before answering questions regarding their case.
19. Your attorney will help you prepare for your deposition
The deposition is the out-of-court oral testimony of a witness of an accident. The testimony will later be reduced to writing for use in court or discovery purposes. The deposition is almost always conducted by the lawyers involved in a case. It is an opportunity to gather information in preparation for trial.
When our clients prepare for depositions, we go through the process with them to ensure that they understand how to answer questions and stay calm when doing so. It can be overwhelming to be “on the spot” so we do everything we can to make sure that our clients will be as comfortable as possible.
20. Your attorney will conduct depositions of the defendant and key witnesses
Just as our client may be questioned in a deposition, we will conduct one with the other party and the key witnesses of the accident. We do this to gather more information for the case, allowing up to better prepare and state the case why our client deserves a certain amount of compensation.
21. Your attorney will consult with you to prepare you for trial
If our cases go to trial, we prepare clients as much as possible. We believe that preparation is the key, especially for someone who isn’t used to being in the courtroom. It can be overwhelming as each side argues for their client. We make sure that our clients know that we are doing everything in our power to make the outcome as favorable as possible.
Filing a Personal Injury Case
If you have been injured in an accident and have read through the steps of the personal injury claim process that we have outlined thus far, please contact our office. We can help you get the process started for you, making you one step closer to receiving the compensation that you deserve.
Call 800.637.8170 to speak to one of our accident attorneys today about your case, or to ask any questions that you may have about the subject matter. We can also offer you a variety of resources that can help you to better understand your options. Visit the Reports Page on our website to order your free copy.