If you’ve been hurt in an accident, a personal injury attorney can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. They’ll help you deal with insurance companies, which can be difficult to navigate when they’re not acting in your best interests.
The first step in any personal injury case is gathering information and evidence to present to the court. This includes police reports, medical records, and insurance documents. They’ll also need a list of all income you lost as a result of your injuries. Your lawyer may also hire experts to provide medical testimony and project future costs for your injuries, like the cost of long-term treatment or loss of earnings potential.
Once your lawyer has a complete picture of the extent of your injuries and losses, they’ll perform a detailed liability analysis. This can involve extensive research into applicable statutes, common law, and case law. Your lawyer will use this information to establish a valid rationale for filing a lawsuit against the defendant or responsible parties.
If you are injured by a negligent or reckless act, it’s important to contact a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible. They can file a claim on your behalf within the statute of limitations and prevent you from missing the deadline. Williamson, Clune and Stevens has been serving clients in Ithaca, Auburn, and Syracuse since 1978, and they’re well versed in New York personal injury law. Call to schedule a free consultation with one of their experienced attorneys.