Sustaining injuries because of someone else’s negligence makes you eligible for compensation. This is a way of bringing justice to your case. However, not all eligible for compensation receives justice. As a matter of fact, most of them are denied the compensation he is entitled for. Insurance companies have tricks under their sleeves to make you ineligible or keeping your compensation to the lowest possible amount. If you don’t know the law, then you would end up agreeing to what the insurance company would tell you.
In times like these, know that you are not alone. A personal injury lawyer is all you need to make sure you will receive fair and just compensation. Moss & Colella is the name you can trust when it comes to personal injury matters. With their knowledge, skills, and expertise, they make sure that you will be adequately compensated.
What can a personal injury lawyer do for you?
- Investigate claims
The lawyer will do the best he can to conduct a thorough investigation to strengthen your case. He does the best he can to evaluate the merits of the case. By the way, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. So, they do the best they can to help you win your case.
- Gather evidence
To support your claim, the lawyer will gather all pertinent evidence such as procuring a police or incident report, tracking down witnesses, and retain evidence for the case. It includes property damage, CCTV footage, and the likes.
- Negotiating with insurance companies
Personal injury lawyers know what to do to negotiate with insurance companies. They review the policy details in order to find out the maximum compensation you are entitled to. All communications with the insurance company will be handled by the personal injury lawyer to prevent you from saying or doing anything that could jeopardize your case.
- Sending demand letters
After a thorough investigation of your claim, the lawyer might send a demand letter to the insurance company. The letter states the facts of the incident and the demand for compensation of the damages for the injuries sustained.
- Preparing pleadings
In the event that the insurance company refuses to provide a fair and just settlement, the lawyer will prepare a complaint against the insurance company. It includes setting out the legal arguments and the amount of damages the client is asking. The other party has a total of 30 days to answer from the date of receiving the complaint letter.
- Discovery process
The personal injury lawyer can also conduct a discovery process. It includes sending interrogatories to the defendants to ask for particular information such as deposing parties, witnesses, and opinion of experts.
- Represent clients at trial
If you case is not settled outside the court; the the next step is to go into a trial. The personal injury lawyer represents you in court. It is where the true knowledge and expertise of the personal injury lawyer is tested.