Navigating the complexities of a personal injury case can be challenging, but with the experienced legal team from NRS Injury Law on your side, you don’t have to go it alone. Our attorneys can guide you through every stage of the legal process, explain your options, defend your rights, and help ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
The Anatomy of a Personal Injury Case & Working with a Personal Injury Attorney
Every personal injury case starts at the moment a person is injured. The details matter, not only what happened but when, where, and how it happened. This is why accidents or injuries must be reported immediately, and documentation must begin as soon as possible. Seek medical attention and document any care you receive. If possible, you should also document the scene of any accident or injury and any expenses or lost wages. There is no such thing as too much evidence.
After you’ve received treatment and gathered your documentation, the next step is to contact a personal injury attorney. They will review your evidence and advise you on the strength of your case. This is known as the investigative period, during which your attorney will thoroughly question you on your injury, the circumstances in which you were injured, your medical care, and any monetary loss. It may feel like you are being interrogated, but rest assured that your attorney is ensuring the strength of your case. If your evidence is solid, the attorney will help you issue a demand for compensation.
From this point, your case can go one of two ways: settlement or lawsuit. Your attorney will negotiate on your behalf. If an agreement is reached, you can settle your case without litigating. However, you can instruct your attorney to file a lawsuit if an agreement is not reached.
If you proceed with a lawsuit, all the evidence you collected will be entered into discovery for your attorney and the defending attorney to review and form their arguments. Before the trial begins, you and your attorney will meet with the defending party for a pre-trial mediation. Here, the parties will reach a settlement agreement or proceed with the trial. If your case goes to trial, your attorney will present your evidence, and the court will determine if you receive compensation.
The Insurance Company’s Role
When you are injured in an accident or due to someone else's negligence, insurance companies are legally obligated to assess your case fairly and promptly and, if needed, compensate you for your injuries. Remember, these insurance companies are working on behalf of the negligent parties and rely on legal maneuvering to pay the lowest amount possible.
Legal counsel for the insurance company, like your attorney, will review the evidence submitted and determine if you are entitled to compensation. Some insurers, however, may prolong or delay your case through lengthy investigations or document requests to wear you down to the point of settling for less than you deserve. Some insurance companies may rely on policy loopholes or unclear communications to avoid paying you off.
This is why hiring a personal injury attorney is critical; they know insurance companies’ common tactics to avoid paying compensation and can guide you through frustrating legal games.
Strategies for Maximizing Your Claim
You can help maximize your compensation by collecting as much evidence as possible. Document the incident, your injuries, medical care, and any financial losses through photos and video, witness statements, and official documentation from doctors and hospitals. Even something as simple as emails or text messages about your injury can significantly impact your case. This can help ensure that the insurance company cannot deny the impact of the incident and avoid paying compensation.
It is also vital that you trust your attorney and their expertise. Our NRS Injury Law team has decades of experience helping people get the compensation they deserve, so work closely with your attorney and promptly provide them with the information they need to defend your case.
Lastly, patience and perseverance are crucial. The personal injury claims process can be long, confusing, and frustrating, and insurance companies are relying on efforts to burn you out to avoid paying your claim. Stay strong and determined in your efforts; our attorneys can get you over the finish line.
The experienced team at NRS Injury Law can help you understand your options and provide personalized guidance on your case. Schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys. Visit nrsinjurylaw.com or call 855.GOT.HURT