Whether you have been hurt in a car accident or you're a victim of medical malpractice, an experienced personal injury lawyer can do more for you than just represent you in court. Here are just a few important things that you should be able to count on from your personal injury attorney:
Gather the Evidence
One of the first things your personal injury lawyer will do for you is gather the evidence. They will find out whether there is any video surveillance available that captured any part of your incident, and get a obtain those video records if necessary so they can be used in your case. They will also investigate the scene in person, likely more than one time, to make sure that they have a clear idea of what happened and to look for evidence that can be photographed or taken.
Your lawyer can also request any medical records, therapy records, and even vehicle rental receipts that are associated with your personal injury case if they will help strengthen your claim. The only thing you may have to do is provide your lawyer with contact information for those who can provide them with needed evidence.
Find Key Witnesses
You should also expect your personal injury lawyer to canvas the area where your incident took place and try to find witnesses who saw what happened and who can provide their insight into things like who was at fault in the incident and how the incident unfolded. If multiple people saw the incident, your lawyer will be able to more effectively put together a case that defends your stance and helps prove your pain and suffering.
Deal With the Paperwork
There will likely be a lot of paperwork to fill out and keep track of as your personal case unfolds. Having to manage the paperwork yourself can be stressful and inconvenient, especially if you aren't familiar with personal injury law. Luckily, your lawyer can take care of all the paperwork for you. And they'll guide you through any paperwork that you need to read and fill out yourself. Mailing, receiving, and storage of your paperwork shouldn't be a problem for your lawyer either.
Schedule a consultation appointment today to learn more about personal injury attorney services. You can also learn how a personal injury lawyer can help get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. They'll be happy to walk you through the process so you know exactly what to expect.