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What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you will need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer to file a claim. A personal injury lawyer will represent you during the stressful days following an accident. They will deal with the responsible party as your legal representative.

Most people are aware that if they are injured in a car accident, a personal injury lawyer can help them recover compensation for their losses. Personal injury attorneys can also help you in situations other than car accidents. To learn what a personal injury lawyer does, read on.

Duties of a Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury lawyer is responsible for providing legal advice, guidance, and representation to injury victims in order for them to obtain compensation for their losses. The following are some of the general responsibilities of a personal injury attorney that are comparable to those of a trial attorney.

  • Investigating claims and gathering evidence
  • Documenting injuries and expenses
  • Calculating the amount of damages

What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

Personal injury lawyers handle a variety of negligence cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, airplane accidents, medical malpractice, defective drugs, and wrongful death lawsuits. In other words, negligence occurs when one person accidentally or intentionally injures another.

Personal Injury Representation

Lawyers are usually present during a person’s darkest hours. Even if your injuries have not completely healed, insurance companies, doctors, and the police may contact you with questions, and bills. You may be agitated and concerned about how you will pay all of your bills at a time when you should be focusing on your health.

This is where a personal injury attorney can help. Personal injury lawyers assist people who have been injured in an accident in obtaining financial compensation. Compensation is typically required to cover your economic damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and more, as well as your non-economic damages.

Personal Injury Lawyer Fees

While all of the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer sound appealing, many people are hesitant to do so because they are in such a difficult situation. Someone who has been in a major accident will understandably be hesitant to consult with an attorney. As a result, personal injury attorneys understand this, and most work on a contingency fee basis.

The contingency fee is deducted from any money obtained by the attorney in the form of a settlement or a court order. This provides an additional incentive for your lawyer to get you the best possible settlement.

Get Help with Your Personal Injury Case

If you’ve been in a serious accident, you could use a personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights. Look for someone who has the resources and experience to handle your case. 

Reach out to Craig Swapp & Associates. We are highly experienced in personal injury cases. For a free case evaluation, contact our office today at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our contact form. You will be able to obtain additional information about your case at no additional cost.

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