The first thing to remember is that not every case is the same. Each case will require the personal injury attorney to take different steps. But here is a general overview of what to expect from your attorney, and yourself, during a personal injury claim.
- Letter of Representation – The first thing we will do is send out a letter of representation to all parties involved letting them know to contact us and not you. Once that is done your insurance company will no longer contact you during the process, the opposing party shouldn’t contact you, nor anybody else involved in this process. It makes life a little less stressful for you, and makes things simpler for us.
- Investigation – Next we would like to investigate the accident, talk to witnesses, take photos, and document anything else that might help us gain an understanding of all the facts in the case. If the property damages to your vehicle or other property that was damaged has not been assessed yet, than we should be able to help in this process if we need to. Keep in mind that if you pursue a diminished value claim this process could take a little longer.
- Meet with Client – During this time, hopefully would have spent your time recovering and following your doctors directions in getting better. Once we have everything we need and have exhausted all avenues of obtaining more information, we will probably schedule a time to talk and discuss what the next steps would be and give recommendations based on our analysis of the situation.
And that is a brief, general overview of what to expect in the opening process. There are always variables in any case, but hopefully this helps settle any fears and gives you a deeper understanding of the process!