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How Do I Start the Process of Working with a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, the first step to take is to get assistance from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. 

Here are some suggestions regarding the route you might want to take when seeking legal help from a personal injury attorney:

Assess the qualifications of any possible attorney – When selecting a personal injury attorney, evaluate the attorney’s reputation, experience, and skills.

Knowledge of your case type – Choose an attorney who has substantial experience in handling your case type. It’s important to work with an attorney who knows about handling similar legal cases to yours.

Prepare yourself for your consultation with your attorney – Write down any questions you have about your accident and insurance claim. Be sure to bring copies of any important documents about the accident to your consultation including:

  • Medical records (if you received medical treatment)
  • Discharge papers
  • Prescriptions
  • Bills
  • Incident/traffic accident report
  • Pictures and video
  • Insurance information
  • Police report

This makes it easier for an attorney to give you accurate, honest answers about your case.

Free Consultation (Initial Consultation)

The process begins with meeting an attorney which is referred to as the initial consultation. Many personal injury law firms, including our firm, offer a free consultation for the first meeting.

During the consultation, you will tell the attorney details about the accident and what injuries and damages you sustained. The attorney will most likely ask you a host of questions. You should bring some questions to ask as well. For example, this is the time to ask the attorney about their experience with your case type.

After looking at the documents and hearing the details about the accident, they will let you know the best course of action to take in your case and tell you about the various compensation types that may be available to you. This is the time for you to also ask about attorney fees.

Filing Documents

If you go forward with filing a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney will file and serve a complaint as well as any other necessary documents.

On the complaint, you’re the plaintiff and the other party is the defendant. There will also be details about the accident, injuries, and why the defendant is legally responsible. The defendant will have to file an answer to the complaint.

Discovery Phase

After both sides file, your case will enter the discovery phase in which there is evidence exchange.

Your attorney will give the defendant a list of questions and ask for any documents the defendant possesses about the case. Both sides probably will take sworn statements (depositions).

Get Help from An Experienced Denver Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one suffers injuries and damages because of someone else’s negligence, get in touch with a Denver personal injury attorney at our law firm.

Our goal is to deliver top-notch legal service to personal injury victims and their families in Denver and the surrounding areas. Call or schedule a free consultation online today to talk about your case.

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