Roles And Responsibilities of Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury attorneys deal with cases related to physical, emotional, and psychological injury due to a defendant’s negligence. But the big question is, how can an attorney help you with a personal injury? What are the roles and responsibilities of personal injury attorneys? Here we discuss the different ways a personal injury attorney may help you.

In personal injury cases, the negligent individual pays damages to the injured victim. This can include meeting medical expenses and compensating for wage loss and pain and suffering.

Who is a personal injury attorney?

Personal injury attorneys are civil lawyers who legally represent an individual related to any personal injury they might have sustained. No matter the injury, these attorneys always stand by their clients throughout the journey. They help their clients to recover compensation for their injuries and physical and mental suffering. Some of the basic cases that can be handled by personal injury attorneys are:

  • Transportation Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Big Rig Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Burn Injuries
  • Animal Bite Injuries
  • Slip and Trip and Falls
  • Wrongful Death

What the personal injury attorney does.

The personal injury attorney drafts the complaint that starts the case off, prepares case briefs, and researches the law affecting the case. They advocate for the client before and during trial. The work and process include the following:

  • The attorney gathers evidence. This includes facts relating to the nature and extent of the accident and the client’s injuries. This will involve gathering medical reports, medical bills, medical records, accident reports, taking pictures of damaged property, tracking witnesses, and the procurement of police reports.
  • The attorney reviews the insurance policy details and determines the maximum compensation possible. The attorney negotiates with the insurance companies for the adverse parties. Sending demand letters and mediating with the defendant’s insurance companies is part of the responsibility.
  • Deposing witnesses, experts, parties, and sending interrogatories or written questions to the defendant is part of the job.
  • If the case cannot be settled, the attorney handles the trial of the case on the client’s behalf.
  • When compensation is recovered from the adverse party, the attorney gets paid out of the recovery.

The Freitas Law Firm, LLP has represented clients in personal injury cases for nearly 100 years and has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Feel free to contact us at 415-456-7505 for a free consultation and to discuss whether we will be a good fit for the handling of your personal injury case.