Common Steps in the Personal Injury Process March 4, 2021

Common Steps in the Personal Injury Process

Before you are able to receive compensation for your personal injury, you will need to follow all steps in this process. Let a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer help you with this often complicated process. 

The personal injury process takes time until you have a resolution of your case. Before you can receive compensation, there are a number of steps to follow. The first of them is contacting a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. Here are some common steps in the personal injury process.

Consult with an Attorney

The personal injury process is difficult to navigate on your own, especially when you are dealing with the aftermath of an accident. If it seems like everyone else in the process has better information than you, it is absolutely true. Your attorney should equalize the playing field between you and the insurance company. Once you hire a lawyer, they will do the following:


  1. Investigate your case and speak to witnesses
  2. Help prepare your demand to the insurance company
  3. Counsel you on your legal options
  4. Assist you in speaking (or not speaking with) the insurance company


File a Claim

You will need to communicate the basis of your claim to the insurance company, which is often the negligence of the policyholder. Your claim will describe why you are entitled to money and the amount that you feel that you deserve. This would also include the documentation of your claim, such as accident evidence and medical records. Here, you need an attorney who is prepared and able to persuasively layout your claim.

Negotiate with the Insurance Company

Even if you are able to persuade the insurance company that someone else was responsible for the accident, it is far from the end of the story. They need to offer you adequate compensation for your injuries. You will likely need negotiations to reach that point because they are not known for making their best offer first.

Your attorney may need to reject several offers and make counteroffers to keep moving settlement negotiations to a better place. The key is that you have a lawyer who knows what your claim is worth, so you are not left in a position where you take what the insurance company offers because you do not know any better.

File a Lawsuit

You may not be able to reach an agreement with the insurance company. Either they will not find the other party responsible, or they will not offer enough money. When that happens, you may need to file a lawsuit in civil court against the person who you feel is responsible for your injury. This requires that you go to court and prove that the other person was negligent.

In the end, you are trying to reach the same result of receiving fair compensation for your injuries no matter what route you would need to follow and how long it takes.

A Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer Ready to Help

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney at Breeden Malpractice & Injury Law at (702) 744-9427 or contact us online. Don’t stand alone when you are facing insurance companies.

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