SERIOUS INJURIES ATTORNEY
A personal injury lawyer performs many important duties. These common functions include:
Explains your rights
A personal injury lawyer can explain how an accident and different legal issues affect a person’s rights. Different states have different laws pertaining to the statutes of limitations or how comparative negligence affects a case.
(To answer your question, the statute of limitations imposes time limits for when a lawsuit must be filed. Comparative negligence rules determine whether a person can sue if he was partially to blame for the accident and how much he can recover.)
A personal injury attorney can walk a client through the system with the finesse of a professional tour guide. They help you understand complicated legal procedures, interpret medical and insurance jargon, and get through the maze of paperwork required in personal injury cases.
One common piece of advice is not to provide a statement to the other driver’s insurance company since it will simply look for ways to deny liability. An injury lawyer may also recommend seeking medical treatment to document the relationship between the accident and the injury.
A personal injury attorney also provides you objective opinions about your case so that you can make the best possible decision that aren’t clouded by fear, anger, frustration, stress and other emotions many injury victims understandably experience.
Represents in court
Most personal injury cases do not result in a trial; the vast majority is settled even before a lawsuit is filed.
However, if the insurance company denies the claim, it’s possible that the only way for the victim to recover is by going through a full civil trial.
Litigation is complex and requires close adherence to proper procedures and rules of evidence. This is not a task best handled by a novice.