Beginning Phases of a Personal Injury Case

Beginning Phases of a Personal Injury Case

Beginning Phases of a Personal Injury CaseWhen you are in the beginning phases of a personal injury case, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns. Our injury lawyers are here to help you through this the entire process of your case. Here is what you need to know.

Hire a Lawyer

When you’re looking for a personal injury attorney, you want to consider the nature of that attorney’s experience. Is this attorney somebody who’s been practicing for a few years, or someone who’s been practicing for several years? Is this an attorney who settles a bunch of cases, or is this an attorney who’s going to be with you from the beginning of the case, all the way to the end, in the trenches? Is this an attorney who gets to know you, who learns about you, who learns about your family, and knows the ins and outs of your case? If you want an experienced attorney who’s going to be standing by you from the first time you call to the time that the ink on the settlement check dries, that is our firm – Princenthal, May & Wilson.

If you have any questions about how to hire a personal injury attorney or general questions about our firm, give us a call. We’re here to help.

Don’t Accept the First Settlement Offer

People often say that there are two certainties in life – death and taxes. If there’s a third one, it’s that if an insurance company offers you an amount of money, their first offer is never their best offer. They’re always going to have more. The question is, how much more do they have?

Evaluating what your case is worth takes expertise. That’s where an experienced attorney comes in. If you have an offer that’s on the table from an insurance company and are unsure of what your case is worth, give us a call. We’d love to talk to you about it.

Ways to Avoid Going to Trial

If you are injured and thinking about bringing a personal injury case, you may be wondering how you can avoid going to trial, if at all possible. Not every case goes to trial, and there are ways that you can avoid going to trial.

Probably the best way to avoid going to trial is to prepare your case from the very beginning as if it’s going to trial. You want to:

  • Gather the right evidence;
  • Talk to the right witnesses;
  • Collect videos and photos;
  • Get affidavits;
  • Take depositions;
  • And, preserve evidence.

Most importantly, work with an attorney who knows what they’re doing. Submitting a settlement demand that has been well-prepared to an insurance company or an at-fault defendant is the best way you can avoid a trial.

If you’ve got any questions about the beginning phases of a personal injury case or any other personal injury-related matter in Georgia, please give us a call.