A lawyer is the advisor of the legal procedures under a jurisdiction. He may operate on an individual basis or may have a team of attorneys working for a common cause. The main objective of a lawyer is to protect the rights of a citizen as listed by the constitution of a country. He makes his client aware about his duties and responsibilities to be followed as a responsible citizen.
Reason of Hiring an Attorney:
A common man, who is not much aware of how to deal with an insurance company after anincident, shall suffer a loss in monetary terms. The insurance firm on the other hand, shall be profited even if it was not the victim’s fault. In other cases, if the accident is caused due to distraction of another person, he or she should be held accountable. Filing of a case is necessary as he deserves to get the punishment as in the eyes of law. Proper procedures can also be followed when the insurance company denies the medical compensation of the costs incurred due to the accident. So, it is always advised to take the guidance of a lawyer who is specialized in dealing with personal injury cases.
Personal injury cases can be related to accidents caused by own or other vehicles, drowning, fall from a height and other injuries caused within a premise of an organization. If any of these cases are witnessed, one can file for a claim against the culprit. The attorneys in Larson and Gallivan Law, PLC are skilled and has an experience of many years. The total procedure of how an attorney sums up a case can be outlined as mentioned below:
Pre-Trial: Before a case is taken for a trial, the attorney investigates the case that is assigned to him. All the necessary documentation is drafted and filed. Related evidences are gathered supporting the case. Available witness at the accident scene is documented for further necessity. Proper communication is done with the other party is it the person responsible for the accident or the insurance firms who deny the compensation claimed. Pre-trial procedures thus, comprises of pleadings, answers and amendments.
- Pleading to the court to take up the case or the complaint with their respective part of the incident.
- Answering to the response from the defendant’s party.
- Amendments of required clarification if sought from the other party along with the evidences discovered.
Trial: after the proceedings of the pre-trial, if a decision cannot be made, the filed lawsuit then proceeds for trial. A trial may be judged either by a single judge or a team of judges, in simple words jury. Both the parties produce their respective evidences and arguments along with the witnesses. These witnesses may be questioned by opposite parties. After a certain period, the verdict is declared.
Post-trial: The declared decision made by the jury can further be appealed if the client does not agree. Negotiations can be made to close the case and a mutual decision can be accepted if both the parties agree.
The whole procedure of a lawsuit is confusing as well as challenging. So, it is better to reach out to one who is well acquainted with the total process and has in-depth knowledge of legal proceedings.