When you are hurt in an accident, you have a number of legal rights available to you. However, you may not know what those rights are or how to make full use of them.
Instead of trying to navigate the process of seeking compensation and justice on your own, you have the right to retain an attorney to represent you. Your personal injury lawyer can provide a variety of important legal services to you as an accident victim.
Establishing Blame for Your Injury
When you have a personal injury lawyer on retainer, you can get the legal help that you need to prove that you did not cause your own injury. The party that actually caused the accident might try to blame you. However, you do not have to accept blame for what happened, particularly when you find yourself confronted by the other party's attorney.
Instead, you can allow your personal injury lawyer to act as your advocate and intercessor in any legal investigation into what occurred. Your lawyer can counter the accusations against you. They can also use evidence in the case to show that you did not cause your own injury and that the actual responsible party owes you compensation for your pain and suffering.
Pursuing that compensation for your pain and suffering might involve filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. This person or people may not be willing to offer up any type of monetary or punitive compensation for your injury. The only way to hold that party accountable might involve filing a lawsuit against them.
Your personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit against that party and any insurance company that could be held liable for your damages. The lawsuit can compel the insurer and responsible party to pay what they legally owe to you. It can also give them the opportunity to settle out of court with you.
If the responsible party and the insurer decide to settle, they can make an offer through your personal injury lawyer. Your personal injury lawyer can get the offers to make sure they are adequate and fair for the amount of injury and suffering that you have incurred.
A personal injury lawyer can provide important legal services to accident victims. They can prove liability for your injury, file a lawsuit in court, or work out a settlement to close the case.
For more information, contact a company like Yakov Mushiyev & Associates PC.