After contacting a lawyer, the lawyer should conduct a full investigation as to how and why the crash occurred. This includes speaking with witnesses, obtaining the police investigation, obtaining photographs, considering all possible claims and theories of liability against any potential defendant, and dealing with the insurance company for the persons who injured you.

The lawyer should obtain all of your medical records to evaluate the extent of your physical and emotional pain and suffering. The lawyer should also analyze your economic losses including any out-of-pocket expenses and lost earnings. Once your full damages are understood, your attorney should attempt to obtain a financial settlement of your case. While the best personal injury lawyers should prepare you and your case for a trial, the best lawyers will also work hard to obtain a settlement for you to consider.

If the matter cannot be resolved by way of a settlement, your attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf. Once a lawsuit is filed, your lawyer and his team will prepare all necessary paperwork to be exchanged with the defendants’ attorneys, conduct examinations before trial (depositions), work with experts and get your case ready for trial.

Throughout the process, your personal injury attorneys should keep you informed of any developments in your case, provide guidance on your options, and advocate for your best interests every step of the way.