What does your personal injury attorney do for you?

Your personal injury attorney will investigate and help guide you through your injury case.  Our main goal is to make sure that you are compensated for your injuries and made whole going forward.

Investigate and build your case.

This consists of gathering the facts of the case from you, our client, as well as interviewing witnesses and reviewing police reports or other relevant information. We will often obtain additional information such as surveillance camera footage and expert testimony while building your case.

Explain your rights and options to recover.

Depending on the type of accident involved it is often important to take immediate steps to preserve your rights as a victim.  Our experienced personal injury attorneys will identify the steps that must be taken to successfully pursue your personal injury case.  We ensure that you understand exactly why you deserve compensation and explain the type of recovery that is available to you for your specific case.

Medical Treatment.

A good personal injury attorney can help you receive  the medical treatment that you need and deserve.  Equally important your attorney will ensure that your treating physician is documenting and evidencing your injuries and treatment regimen properly so an accurate picture can be presented to the insurance company or court if trial becomes necessary.   Remember it is of utmost importance that you seek medical treatment and follow up with the recommended treatment if you want to pursue your legal rights as victim in a personal injury case.

Demand letter.

Your personal injury attorney will send a demand letter to the party responsible for your injuries which will set forth the basis of your claim including your damages and the theory of liability that warrants recovery from the other part.  This is quite often the first step of settlement negotiations and is often the most important.  Your attorney will detail and provide the supporting evidence for the damages that you suffered and for which should be compensated.

Settlement negotiations.

The best reason to hire a personal injury attorney is for help with settlement negotiations.  Not surprisingly, insurance companies try to minimize or eliminate money they pay out for an injury claim.  They will often try to twist the issue of liability and minimize your damages and need for future treatment.  This is where an experienced personal injury attorney can help save your case.  Ensuring your past, present, and future damages are properly compensated is our mission.

File a lawsuit.

If we do not receive a fair offer of compensation for your injuries and damages we will file a lawsuit on your behalf.  This is the traditional court case that you may think of when you see cases referenced on tv. It is important that you have a great personal injury attorney on your side when you file your lawsuit to ensure your claim is properly plead and all of your rights are protected.  Furthermore, you must be aware of any pending statute of limitations and strictly comply with all deadlines.  One of the best ways to prevent a problem with the statute of limitations in your case is to immediately speak to one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Butash and Donovan, LLC.