What is the role of a personal injury lawyer? Television and movies have created some stereotypes, but you may be wondering what a personal injury lawyer really brings to the table, and whether they can really help you. A qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer can be a vital resource for those who have suffered an injury. If you or someone you care about has been in an accident, a legal professional may be your most effective ally in your efforts to seek the compensation you need to heal.
An accident or severe injury can throw your life, and the lives of your loved ones, into chaos. That’s why it is important to enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your options, protect your rights, and navigate the legal implications of this life-changing event. Your lawyer can oversee the process of seeking compensation, while allowing you or your injured family member to concentrate on treatment and recovery.
During your initial consultation, your lawyer will gather basic information about your case, answer your questions, and offer some guidance as to how the case might proceed. As your case unfolds, your lawyer will continue to explain your options, what to expect, what compensation might be available to you, and your likelihood of a successful outcome— but you will make the final decisions as to your legal course of action, based on your lawyer’s advice.
Your lawyer will be able to gather important facts relevant to your case, and do so quickly and efficiently, before witnesses’ memories fade or evidence is lost. Your lawyer can handle paperwork and procedures related to your case, whether that means preparing an insurance claim and documentation, or filing briefs in court. With effective advice and representation, the process of seeking compensation will often move much more smoothly and quickly than if you were to try to handle it on your own. Your lawyer will also be your advocate in negotiations and in court if necessary, speaking for you in dealings with insurance companies and other parties involved in your accident. You’ll have a legal professional to represent your interests, protect your rights, and ensure that the correct parties bear responsibility for your injury, so that you get the compensation to which you’re entitled. Many cases can be resolved outside of court.
For over 15 years, the law firm of Chadi & Company has been providing clients throughout the Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurray with legal representation in all types of personal injury cases. They have the expertise to handle all types of personal injury matters, from car and motorcycle accidents to spinal cord and brain injuries. Tara Cassidy and her team are ready to see your case through to a positive outcome; they’ll be accessible to answer your questions, help you make informed decisions, and provide sound legal advice every step of the way. Call today for an initial consultation.
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