How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
March 1, 2018
Personal injury lawyers can be a godsend in many situations where you badly injure yourself and do not know what to do, how to talk to the insurance company, or how to advocate for yourself. We are going to go over just a small amount of ways that personal injury lawyers can make your life easier during one of the most difficult times.Support and AdvocacyIf you have been badly injured in an accident, and have medical bills piling up because you don’t know if you have to pay them or if you can financially afford the care you are getting, a personal injury attorney can help ease that stress. A personal injury attorney will review your medical records and immediately begin calls and correspondence to all the relevant people at the insurance company that is in charge of taking care of these bills.Your personal injury lawyer will advocate on your behalf, demanding that your care is taken care of, that your future medical bills be paid, and any pain and suffering that occurred as a result of the insurance companies negligent driver. Sometimes it is hard to advocate for yourself, but that is what a personal injury lawyers job is to do every day, advocate on behalf of their sick and injured clients.Walk You Through the ProcessIf you have not been the victim of a car accident before then the process is probably very new to you. First of all, your personal injury lawyer can help you figure out how medical bills are to be paid and how to submit the bills to the insurance company. Second of all, a personal injury lawyer can show you how to set up medical liens. Certain doctors offices will set up what is called a “medical lien” that allows you to get care without having to pay up front. When your case settles, you are responsible for reimbursing your doctors out of your settlement.Third, your personal injury attorney can help you find the right doctors that accept liens and have testified in court before or are willing to write a report to the court. Through all this, our personal injury lawyer is there fighting for you to make sure you get the best treatment and medical care possible with the least amount of stress.Evidence CollectionIf there is any question of liability on behalf of the insurance company, your personal injury attorney is an expert in knowing the right type of evidence that needs to be collected and submitted. Part of the evidence collection procedure is going through depositions. These are recorded interviews where opposing counsel (who represents the insurance company) asks the questions. Your attorney will also have an opportunity to do this to the other driver. Your attorney will know when to object to a question and what kinds of questions to prepare, so there is no question as to the liability of the accident.A personal injury lawyer is not just a lawyer, they are a friend, an advocate, and your protector. Any question you have, your lawyer will be happy to be a part of solving it for you. The best thing you can do during a personal injury case is listening to your personal injury lawyer and stay in communication, this ensures that you receive the best care possible.NOTE: This is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.