A car accident can affect every area of your life. Most people hire an attorney to help them navigate the aftermath of a car accident. According to Just Great Lawyers, about 2.3 million accident victims go to the hospital after an accident to treat injuries they sustained in the accident. If you were injured in a car accident, you need an attorney to file your personal injury claim. What can you expect during the process?

Case Review and Consultation

Your first step after a personal injury because of a car accident is to meet with your attorney. During that initial meeting, there will be a case review where all the accident details are collected. Bringing any medical records with you for review is also a good idea.

During the consultation, other information from you relevant to the accident will be gathered from you. At this meeting, you will be informed about what to expect during the process.

Evidence Stage

During this process stage, you don’t have to do anything, but the law firm will do a lot of work behind the scenes. The law firm will gather witness statements, police reports, and other reports about the case to support your claim.

If necessary, the law firm will use a private investigator to track down witnesses to collect statements about the accident. The law firm takes care of everything.

The Demand Letter

Once all the evidence is gathered, the law firm will send the insurance company a letter outlying your claim and requesting payment. However, this is a formality. Don’t expect your claim to be settled during this stage.

This initial demand letter will open negotiations with the insurance company. Your case will not be settled until you reach maximum medical recovery, as stated by your doctor.

A Lawsuit Will Be Started

A lawsuit will be initiated if your attorney can’t settle with the insurance company. In most cases, personal injury claims rarely go to trial. However, if your case needs a trial, the right law firm will ensure you have proper representation.

The first thing you want to do after a car accident is to ensure you choose a personal injury attorney with experience. Call us today to learn more about the process of a personal injury claim and find a quality attorney to work with.