No one plans on getting injured, unfortunately it takes you by surprise. You get rear ended on the freeway, you slip at work, you’re caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. One second your perfectly healthy and the next, medical bills are piling up, and you find yourself needing a personal injury attorney. Just like paying taxes, buying a home, or balancing your check book, no one really prepares you for hiring an attorney. Instead people are thrown into it when it when it becomes necessary and have to learn as they go. It can seem like a daunting task, but it shouldn’t have to be. The Nazarian Law Firm wants to prepare you and educate you about the steps you will face when involved with a personal Injury case.
Information Intake is where your attorney will gather all of your personal information in relation to the case. This information will include the name, phone number, address, date of birth, social security, and email of all parties involved. Then your attorney will gather more pertinent information such as adjustor info, police reports, medical reports, ambulance and medical bills, as well as anything else needed to resolve your case. After this you will need to be set up with the right type of medical care to help you on the road to recovery!
Finding the Correct Medical Providers
In order for you to receive compensation you must be seeking treatment for your injuries. This is where your attorney will help you with finding the correct chiropractor, physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon, or even therapist, depending on the physical or mental damage sustained. If you are not seeking consistent and legitimate medical help, it is difficult for your attorney to recover compensation for your injury, whether or not you were experiencing pain. Thats why you must address your medical needs immediately to properly heal. Your attorney should NEVER rush your recovery process. You should be allowed to heal properly and fully no matter how long it takes. Some attorneys will try to rush your recovery so they can recover money sooner, but a legitimate law firm will never do this.
A Good Attorney Handles Everything
Once you become our client, we take care of everything. We reach out to the opposing council requesting all the necessary records, we handle all correspondence, we conduct all negotiating, and provide all other necessary services. The ONLY thing you should be worried about is taking care of yourself. You will have enough on your plate, so your attorney should be handling everything else. Take your time, heal, and be confident that your attorney is taking all the necessary steps to getting you the money you rightfully deserve. Once your your treatment is finished and all records are attained, your attorney will send in a demand for you.
Send in the Demand Packet
The demand packet includes all the medical reports, police reports, statements, witness declarations, income information, and all other documents necessary to settle your case. It will also include all legal citations necessary to help you receive the compensation you deserve. From this packet both sides can begin to determine the correct dollar amount to negotiate for.
The final step is negotiation. Your attorney will argue on your behalf to recovery every dollar you are entitled to. Recovering losses for pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of property, and any other injuries you may suffer as a result there of. It should be your attorney’s goal to get you the greatest dollar amount possible based off of your injuries. Eventually we will settle your case with the opposing parties insurance and recover a paycheck to put in your pocket.
We hope this clarified the steps that go into a personal injury case. If you have anymore questions or think that you might have a case, feel free to contact the Nazarian Law Firm with any inquiries.