When bringing about a personal injury claim, it is difficult to navigate the process on your own. If you believe that you have a claim, it is always a good idea to set up a consultation with a lawyer. Some common personal injury cases include: motor vehicle accidents, work place injuries, slip and falls, and medical malpractice.
Once you hire an Attorney, a typical personal injury case takes anywhere from six months to three years. This is dependent upon the length of time you spend in treatment, as well as the severity of your injuries. During the course of this process, your role will be to keep up with your treatment and update your lawyer on any new doctors you may be seeing.
While you are treating, your lawyer will collect your medical records, and communicate with your insurance agency as well as the third party insurance. Once you are done treating for your injuries, your case will move to settlement. When discussing settlement, it is imperative to have an experienced lawyer, as this process involves a series of negotiations. Your lawyer will ensure that you are appropriately compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency base, meaning that your Attorney is paid upon resolution of your case. If you believe that you have a personal injury claim, contact Briones Law Group. We will utilize our 25 years of experience to ensure that you are properly compensated.