Personal injury cases can be a confusing, frustrating, and foreign legal
process to many, especially victims who are tasked with having to recover
and rehabilitate after suffering serious injuries. At Jordan Law, we make
it a point to guide our clients step-by-step through the personal injury
case process. We also ensure that the correct steps are being taken and
that clients have the time they need to focus on recovering rather than
dealing with the nuts and bolts of their case.
When explaining the
personal injury case process, it’s best to break it down into its most essential
elements: the period following an accident, investigation and evidence
gathering, and resolution. In the cases we handle, most of the work and
preparing occurs during the initial stages. Once equipped with clear and
convincing evidence and result-oriented strategies, we then begin to negotiate
a resolution. When the need arises, we are not afraid to take a case to trial.
Below are three general stages of a personal injury case:
After an accident – A personal injury case originates anytime there is a preventable
accident in which victims suffer harm, such as a
car accident caused by a negligent driver. Following an accident, it is important to
speak with an experienced attorney to better understand your rights and
if there is sufficient legal basis to pursue a case and compensation for
your damages. Keep in mind that following an accident, insurance companies
will likely try to get in contact with you. Be warned that their efforts
are aimed at minimizing how much they have to pay, and if you do not have
a lawyer by your side, they may try to get you to admit fault in order
to not have to pay a claim, or offer you a lowball settlement in hopes
of avoiding a personal injury lawsuit.
Investigation – When you find that you have a valid claim, you can work with your
lawyer to begin the investigation and evidence gathering process. At Jordan
Law, we believe this is one of the most essential stages during the personal
injury case process, and we leverage decades of combined experience and
extensive resources to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding
your accident. Your case needs to be supported by evidence that another
person can be held at fault for the damages you incurred, which is why
investigation is essential in determining fault and liability, supporting
your side of the story, and creating the strategies needed to help you
pursue a full and fair recovery amount.
Resolution – When investigations are complete and you have completed any needed
medical treatment, or have gotten as well and healthy as you were able
to, the resolution stage can begin. In most personal injury cases, this
will involve negotiations between your attorney and the insurance company.
Remember, attorneys level the playing field between you and insurers,
and our attorneys leverage our insight into how insurance companies operate
to ensure a fair settlement offer can be negotiated. In some cases, an
insurance company may not be offering what a victim rightfully deserves,
or may contest some elements of the case, including their policyholder’s
liability. When this happens, it may be necessary to take a case to trial,
where a jury or judge will decide whether the defendant can be held liable
for a victims’ damages. Having a tried and true trial lawyer during
this stage is critical to a successful outcome.
Our team at Jordan Law makes sure to handle all legal work and complexities
involved in personal injury cases, and to keep our clients fully apprised
of their progress at every stage. If you have questions about your case
and how our highly regarded Denver personal injury attorneys may be able
to help you,
contact us for a FREE consultation.