People get injured every day. Most of the time, these injuries are minor, will heal on their own, and require no other action besides self-aid and perhaps some rest. However, sometimes people get injured very seriously and require professional medical care to recover. Moreover, serious injuries can be caused by another party’s negligence. It is not fair to get seriously injured through no fault of your own without the perpetrator facing justice of some kind.
If you were injured around Prattville, AL, our lawyers can help. We have represented many personal injury clients in lawsuits and are ready to lend our services to your case. Our lawyers can analyze your situation and build a strong argument on your behalf to give you the best chance of getting the financial compensation and justice you deserve for your injuries.
Reach out to our personal injury lawyers with Howe Law at (844) 876-4357 for a free review of your case.
Ways Our Lawyers Can Help with Your Prattville, AL Personal Injury Lawsuit
Lawsuits are complicated and can take a very long time to resolve themselves. You might be unsure of how to start working towards getting compensation for your injuries or how the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit plays out. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help get you through the legal process as smoothly and effectively as possible. Below we will go through some of the steps our lawyers can take to build a strong case for your personal injury lawsuit.
Analyze the Facts
One of the most important things lawyers do when preparing a case for their client is examine the facts unique to their situation. When you go over your case with our lawyers, you will be asked questions about what happened that resulted in your injury. Different facts might lead to a different style of argument to bring to court. For example, a car accident caused by someone else hitting your vehicle will have different important facts than a car accident caused by a manufacturing defect.
We understand that each and every case is unique and deserves unique attention. We will leave no stone unturned when building a strong case for you.
Collecting evidence is another important job for lawyers when preparing a personal injury lawsuit. In law, evidence is used to prove or disprove assertions made in a lawsuit. Evidence can be anything that has any tendency to prove a thing more or less likely to be true. This standard means that many things can be used as evidence, not just those things that make a certain fact irrefutable.
The process of gathering evidence includes taking stock of things you have that are relevant to your case as well as evidence that opposing counsel has. This process is called “discovery.” Lawyers from both sides share an exchange of information so that both parties are more or less on the same page with regard to the facts. This way, there is significantly less chance of a surprise in the courtroom if the case goes to trial.
Negotiate with Opposing Counsel and Insurance Companies
It is a good idea to have someone represent you when dealing with adverse parties in a personal injury lawsuit. Insurance companies are not looking to pay out policies with no resistance, and opposing counsel’s job is to defend their client. Neither of those parties necessarily has your best interest at heart and will look for opportunities to weaken your case.
Naturally, a defendant’s insurance company will not want to pay out if they do not have to and will work to make it appear as if getting injured was your fault. Even a statement as innocent as “it was my bad,” or “I could have been more careful,” can be used as an out for insurance companies to avoid liability. Our lawyers can communicate and negotiate with insurance companies so that they cannot talk their way out of providing the compensation you are entitled to.
Attorneys on both sides of the case will also correspond on important issues. There will also be certain times when you might need to speak to opposing counsel, like in a deposition. A deposition is an under-oath conversation between lawyers and parties involved in the case in order to establish a base of facts and what a plaintiff, defendant, or witness is expected to say in court. Questions a lawyer asks in a deposition are designed to get information to support an argument in favor of their client. While a lawyer will not necessarily try to manipulate you in a deposition, lines of questioning tend to be looking for certain possible facts that support their legal position. Our lawyers can be with you during depositions in order to make sure they are done fairly.
Fight For You in Court
Our lawyer’s main goal is to get you the compensation you need to return to normalcy after an injury. If that means taking your case to court and fighting for what you are owed, then that is what we will do. Some law firms are afraid of going to trial because it is a lengthy, time-consuming process, and the outcome is unknown. Thus, clients are sometimes encouraged to settle and “walk away” with something rather than nothing. Our lawyers will always advise you as to what we think will get you the best possible outcome for your case. If that means settling the case, we will advise you accordingly. However, we are not afraid to go to trial and take negligent drivers, property owners, and companies to task for their transgressions.
Talk with Our Prattville, AL Personal Injury Lawyers Today About Your Case
Our personal injury lawyers with Howe Law are ready to discuss your situation when you call (844) 876-4357.