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What is a personal injury lawyer and when do I need one?

Whether you have been injured on the road, at work or in a public place due to someone else’s actions, you may be eligible to claim compensation with the help of a legal expert.

Here we explain what a personal injury lawyer does, some examples of personal injury cases, what compensation can be claimed and how we can help you.

What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a legal professional who represents victims injured in various settings to pursue compensation on their behalf. Whether that be in a public setting, at work, or by other negligent acts such as accidents on the road or intentional acts such as the result of a crime being committed against them.

Examples of Personal Injury Cases

There are many different scenarios a personal injury lawyer can help you with, here are just a few examples:

How are Victims Compensated?

Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for damages suffered.

Damages suffered could include:

  • loss of income or earning capacity
  • emotional distress
  • loss of companionship
  • psychological trauma
  • medical expenses
  • domestic assistance

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help You?

At Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe your best chance at receiving compensation for your injuries is by working with strong legal representatives who can help you easily navigate the legal system.

As well as representing you in court and drafting the correct legal documents for your claim, have you considered the other ways your lawyer can assist you?

Collecting Evidence

Having strong evidence is crucial to supporting and strengthening your claim. Your personal injury lawyer can use their expertise and resources to gather supporting evidence, that includes:

  • finding police or incident reports,
  • tracking down witnesses to record their statements,
  • gathering photo evidence and/or CCTV vision.

Your personal injury lawyer can also collect medical evidence from your treating health professionals such as; reports and hospital records. Your lawyer will also be able to engage independent specialists to support the injuries caused by the accident.

Lastly, where appropriate, your personal injury lawyer can also obtain evidence that supports economic losses suffered, such as:

  • employment records,
  • payslips,
  • tax documents
  • and other financial reports.

Your legal expert will know what to ask for and understand how to use the information to establish the facts and determine the nature and extent of the damages suffered.

When it comes to gathering all this information, our lawyers will take on this burden for you. We have the resources, experience and expertise to collect pertinent evidence in a quick, efficient manner.

Communicating with Insurance Companies

Communicating with insurance companies after an incident has occurred can be a frustrating and intimidating experience. 

Personal injury lawyers are adept at the art of negotiation, especially when assisting with insurance claims.

They know how to:

  • review policy details,
  • assess the degree of compensation owed, and
  • effectively communicate with insurance companies without exposing you to any interaction that may adversely affect your claim.

During sensitive discussions such as these, having a sharp legal mind by your side can make all the difference.

Navigating the legal process

From drafting demand letters to preparing pleadings and conducting discovery, your dedicated personal injury lawyers at Stephen Browne will assist you in navigating the legal system and processes so that you can focus on healing. We will keep you informed every step of the way and share information on your rights and entitlements.

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2022-08-25T06:32:19+00:00 March 28th, 2022|Personal Injury Claims|0 Comments