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What To Expect When Working With a Personal Injury Lawyer

Getting into an accident is never an easy experience, and dealing with the aftermath can be just as hectic. You may be dealing with injuries, medical bills, or loss of income. This is where a personal injury lawyer comes in. They can help you navigate the legal system and get compensation for your losses. However, if you’ve never worked with a lawyer before, the process can be overwhelming. This blog post will outline what to expect when working with a personal injury lawyer.

Initial Consultation

The first step in working with a personal injury lawyer is to schedule an initial consultation. This is usually free and allows you to discuss your case with the lawyer. During this meeting, you’ll be asked a lot of questions, and the lawyer will explain the legal process, including what compensation you’re entitled to. They’ll also provide you with an idea of how long the case might take and whether you have a strong case. The purpose of the initial consultation is for you to decide whether you want to hire the lawyer and for the lawyer to decide whether they want to take your case.

Gathering Evidence

If you decide to work with a lawyer, the next step is to gather evidence. This includes things like medical reports, police reports, photographs, and witness statements. The lawyer will use this evidence to build a strong case for you. They’ll also communicate with insurance companies and negotiate on your behalf.

Filing a Lawsuit

If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, the next step may be to file a lawsuit. This is a complex process that involves filing a complaint, serving the defendant, and going through the discovery stage. During discovery, both sides exchange evidence and take depositions. The lawyer will prepare you for the trial and represent you in court.

Settlement or Trial

Most personal injury cases settle out of court. This means that you and the defendant agree on a settlement amount that will compensate you for your losses. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the case will go to trial, and a judge or jury will decide the outcome. Your lawyer will handle all negotiations and represent you in court.


If your case is successful, you’ll receive compensation for your losses. This may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Your lawyer will take a percentage of the settlement as their fee.

While every personal injury case is unique, working with a lawyer generally involves the same steps. The process can be overwhelming, but a good lawyer will help ease your stress and guide you through the legal system. By hiring a lawyer, you’re giving yourself the best chance of receiving fair compensation for your losses. We hope this blog post has given you a better understanding of what to expect when working with a personal injury lawyer.

This article is from Brooke Chaplan, a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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