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What types of cases do personal injury lawyers handle

A personal injury lawyer handles cases in which a person suffers physical, emotional, and financial damages due to the negligence of another person or entity. Personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling accident claims and lawsuits and will help their client prove the other party was negligent and should be held financially responsible for their client’s accident-related damages.

Types Of Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury lawyer commonly handles the following types of cases:

  • Car accident
  • Bicycle accident
  • Boat accident
  • Bus accident
  • Distracted driving accident
  • Drunk driving accident
  • Hit-and-run accident
  • Rear end accident
  • Government vehicle accident
  • Livestock and animal accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Lyft accident
  • Uber accident
  • Truck accident
  • Commercial vehicle accident
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Amputation injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Paralysis injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Construction injuries
  • Dog bite incidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Trip and falls
  • Wrongful death

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?

A personal injury lawyer will handle every aspect of a client’s claim or lawsuit, including:

Investigating the Accident

How an accident is investigated will depend on the type of accident. For example, if a client was involved in a car crash, the attorney may visit the scene of the accident, take photos of anything that may have caused or contributed to the crash, such as potholes, missing signage, debris on the road, etc. They will also obtain copies of the police report, contact the other driver’s insurance provider, file paperwork, and consult with experts to prove liability.

Assessing Damages

The personal injury attorney will carefully review their client’s case to determine its value. They may even consult with experts to accurately value damages such as future medical care costs. This ensures that their client pursues the compensation they deserve.

Negotiate with the Insurance Company

An insurance company is quick to contact an accident victim, hoping they will say something that may harm their claim. When a personal injury lawyer takes over a case, they will handle all communication with the insurance company to protect their client’s rights. They will also negotiate with the claims adjuster, which can involve making offers and counteroffers. This process can take several weeks or months. The attorney will bring every offer the insurance company makes to their client and advise them on whether to accept the offer or make a counteroffer.

Representing their Client in Court

If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, an attorney may advise their client to file a lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer will only recommend this option if they believe that their client stands a better chance of recovering the compensation they’re owed in court.

Am I Required By Law to Hire An Attorney?

You are not required by law to obtain legal representation, however, doing so can significantly increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your losses. Claims adjusters are skilled, experienced negotiators. Personal injury lawyers have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and will know exactly what your claim is worth.

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If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our legal team has decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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Erik Child

Erik E. Child is a graduate of Brigham Young University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the McGeorge School of Law in 1998. Working as a practicing trial attorney, Mr. Child has earned a reputation for having successfully tried many cases over the years, beginning in 1999. With extensive litigation experience, Mr. Child has practiced law in California, Utah, Washington, and Nevada, in both federal and state appellate courts. Happily married, Mr. Child is the father of nine children and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and scuba diving.

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