What Can Your Personal Injury Attorney Do For You?

When you are injured through someone else's negligence, you may be able to sue them to recover the costs of your medical bills and pain and suffering. If you are going to do that, you will want to hire a personal injury attorney. You can't make your way through the system alone so your personal injury attorney will guide you through everything until your case is done. So, what can a personal injury attorney do for you?

Case Investigation

One of the things they can do for you is investigate the circumstances of your injury and determine if you have a good case. Because personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, they don't get paid until there is a settlement or payout on the case. That means they generally only take cases where they have a very good chance of winning. So, they will definitely investigate everything and ask a lot of questions to get as much information as possible. 

Demand Letters

If the personal injury attorney decides to take your case, they may send out demand letters to the other people involved in the case. These letters are generally very simple. When your lawyer has investigated the case and gathered all the pertinent details, they will draft a letter stating all the facts as they see it. That letter will also state the demands about your settlement should be because of the injury. This generally isn't the end of the case, but it can be the start of negotiations because it gives the other side an idea of what you are looking for. Demands in the letter generally start high so that your lawyer has a place to start negotiating. If they start at a higher number, then when the other side counters, your attorney can come back with a number that is closer to the amount they really want. If they start at the number you really want, there is space for any settlement negotiations because you don't have anywhere to go with it. 

If you have been injured at work, in a car accident, or at a business because of someone else's carelessness and negligence, you may be entitled to a settlement because of your injuries and maybe pain and suffering as well. The only way you can know for sure is to hire a personal injury attorney and have them look at your case. They can help you get what you deserve after your injury.

To get started, contact a personal law injury firm in your area such as Stawicki Anderson & Sinclair.

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