Individuals who are injured in any accident may be legally represented by a personal injury lawyer.
Personal injury lawyers work as an injured person’s representative to pursue their claims for personal injury.
Often, personal injury cases consist of negligent acts and can be as a result of an accident involving a motor vehicle, motor cycle or a pedestrian.
Furthermore, it may include accidents that occur on private or public premises involving slip, trips and falls, or a workplace accident.
Claimants who are injured as a result of a personal injury may be entitled to receive compensation for the loss or damages they have suffered. An injured person may be entitled to recover medical and related treatment expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering for physical and psychological injury and for the cost of any care.
A personal injury lawyer will prepare a matter based on the case type. Some of the preparation may involve the following:
Generally a personal injury lawyer will investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury to establish whether a negligent act or omission has occurred.
A lawyer will gather the evidence to support a claim, including obtaining information from the claimant, witnesses, police, etc.
Evidence is also gathered to establish the quantum of the claim. This often involves obtaining expert medical opinions and details of any financial losses.
A personal injury lawyer may also deal with the insurance company on the claimant’s behalf.
Usually, all communications with the insurance company are handled by personal injury lawyers, however, in some instances such as in workers compensation claim or a motor vehicle accident claim for statutory benefits, an insurer may contact the claimant directly.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should seek legal advice from experienced personal injury lawyers such as Anthony Frisina from Frisina Lawyers in Sydney.
Contact us on 02 9602 4999 for a free initial consultation concerning your claim.