What Should You Expect From Your Personal Injury Attorney?

You were probably spending an enormous amount of time trying to figure out if you could handle your own case or would need a personal injury attorney. After you spun your head around a few times, and decided to take on a qualified lawyer, you then dove into the even more demanding decision of which one to pick!

Well now that you have an attorney, you’re probably wondering what they will do for your case. Well, here’s a few things I’m going to share with you.  Make sure your lawyer completes the items in this list for your case!

Have an Initial Interview With You.

This is the most obvious thing you should expect, and which I hope you take full advantage of. Ask any and every question you came prepared with. Also, speak up if a new question comes to mind during the meeting.

Educate You About Personal Injury Claims.

Your attorney should give you a better understanding of what’s going on, how the case will play out, what your case is worth, etc. If your attorney is failing to do this, it might be an early sign that you need to move your case to another lawyer.

Analyze Your Insurance Policy.

By doing so, your Fredericksburg, Virginia personal injury attorney can see whether there are coverages that may pay all or a portion of the medical bills while your claim is pending. In addition, your lawyer should be able to give you some advice on what coverages you should buy for future protection – something the insurance adjustor may not do so honestly with you.

Interview known witnesses.

Having a witness could be the key in winning your case, but what’s even more important is properly utilizing them. If your attorney does his job, and properly engages them in the case, then this is a clear sign they are handling your case properly.

Collect additional evidence.

If you find your lawyer is just sitting around waiting to reach a settlement with clear and obvious evidence that’s waiting to be collected, then he’s not doing his job. In order to put together a solid case, all evidence must be collected, such as photographs of the accident scene. Your case isn’t just a pay day for your personal injury attorney, it’s for you to recover what’s due to you from your accident.

Analyze the legal issues.

Checking for contributory negligence on your part and the assumption of risk are just a few of the things your lawyer absolutely needs to review to have a chance of winning your case.

These are just a few of the things you should hold your personal injury attorney accountable for. If you aren’t seeing these basic expectations being fulfilled, then you check out our free consumer guide The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim. You can download a free copy of our Accident Book at our website.

If you have a question for Ben, you can submit it confidentially online at JustAskBenGlass.com. You can also call (703)584-7277 to speak to a legal professional.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney