NAG Magazine

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Work for You

The law firm you choose to handle your personal injury case will play an important role in how well you recover compensation. A firm with a long history of working with injured clients will be familiar with the local laws and tactics used by opposing attorneys and insurance companies. The attorneys at Morelli Law provide free consultations to new clients and ensure clear communication throughout the process of pursuing compensation for their injuries.

During your consultation, the Personal injury lawyer will ask you about the circumstances of your accident, the injuries you sustained and how your life has been affected. Often, the attorney will need to request medical records and other documents related to your claim. They will also want to review your financial situation, including any lost income and bills you have incurred due to your injuries.

After reviewing all of this information, the lawyer will perform a liability analysis. This is when they review the applicable laws, statutes, and case law to establish a valid rationale for bringing a lawsuit against the responsible parties.

In a personal injury case, one of the most important pieces of evidence is proof that the defendant breached a legal duty. This duty can take many forms, ranging from drivers’ duties to follow traffic rules to manufacturers’ obligations to not distribute defective products. There are also duties that individuals owe each other and others, such as doctors’ obligations to treat patients according to the applicable standard of care and landlords’ obligations to keep their property safe for tenants.

Once the lawyer has established that a defendant breached a legal duty, they will begin to prepare for trial. This will include filing a complaint, serving the defendant with it and beginning a discovery process that could last months. During discovery, the attorney will interview witnesses and request documents from the defendant. They will also submit questions to the defendant in the form of depositions or interrogatories.

During this time, the lawyer will also communicate with the defendant’s insurance company. They will let the insurance agency know that they represent you and that any future contact or inquiries should be directed through them. This helps to prevent the defendant or their agents from attempting to reach you directly, which can be detrimental to your case.