Attorneys who specialize in certain practice areas can maximize your recovery by helping you to make important decisions at the right time. An article in the Injured Times magazine explains the 10 ways that a knowledgeable lawyer can make the difference in your personal injury case, listed below.
1. Starting the investigation as soon as possible
It is crucial to investigate the detailed facts of your case. There are several things that a lawyer can help you to do such as locating witnesses, conducting interviews, and collecting sworn statements. A qualified attorney can help you to make the appropriate assessments of your case and ensure that the necessary photographs are taken and analyzed, as well as experts hired to help prove your case. When hiring an attorney, you are able to get proper advisement throughout the course of the case, helping you to receive more compensation for damages.
2. Locating all defendants
To maximize recovery for a client, an attorney will find all of the people and businesses that are responsible for causing the accident. Often times there are several non-obvious parties who can be held liable for an accident and an attorney can help to identify all of these parties.
3. Finding the insurance coverage
Insurance coverage is essential to getting the best possible recovery as many defendants do not have the money or assets to compensate an injured individual or family. It can be difficult to tackle the issue of the defendant’s insurance coverage, but this is very critical to do. An attorney can figure out which defendants have which type of insurance, determine the policy’s limit and applicability, and the exclusions involved. An attorney will help immensely through this confusing process.
4. Documenting economic loss
An attorney can help you to prove the appropriate amount of damages after an injury or wrongful death occurs. They can help to hire an experienced economist or financial expert. The expert will determine the measure of damages for your specific case while considering many factors. Your attorney will select an expert that can successfully and effectively communicate the financial information to a jury.
5. Documenting psychological injuries
Serious physical injuries or death can cause psychological injuries that deserve treatment and attention as well. An attorney can recommend a psychologist or psychiatrist that can help you get appropriate compensation for psychological injuries involved with your case.
6. Finding the right experts
Experts are witnesses with knowledge and their testimony is necessary to prove a case. They can make or break a case and your experienced attorney will be able to hand-pick an expert that is best suited for your case.
7. Accident reconstruction
Accident reconstruction may be essential to your case and it is a scientific process of investigating, analyzing, and drawing conclusions about the cause of the accident. It is not uncommon for both sides of the case to do accident reconstruction to prove their respective cases. A knowledgeable attorney will hire the accident reconstruction expert with the qualifications that match the requirements of your particular situation.
8. Filing in the proper court
A given lawsuit must be filed in a specific court due to detailed rules. An attorney will save you time and expenses when filing, and know which jurisdictions are friendlier to plaintiffs. An attorney’s insight is helpful in choosing the best court for your case.
9. Grief Counseling
Grief counselors can document loss while helping survivors deal with a tragic situation and get closure. Grief counseling can be valuable, especially after the death was caused by another individual. An attorney can help you find the counselor best suited for your needs.
10. Maximizing Recovery
To guarantee you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve, and attorney will ensure that your accident and injury are properly documented, including photographs, videos, witness statements, reports, and other items. Your attorney will make sure that you see a doctor who will cooperate throughout the legal process, and they will also obtain the relevant records and hire economists and vocationalists. Your attorney will then present the material in an effective and persuasive way to the insurance company, opposing counsel, the judge, and the jury.
A lawyer can make all the difference in your personal injury or wrongful death case. Make sure you hire a knowledgeable and experienced attorney that will help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Call to speak to one of our lawyers today.