3 Ways A Melbourne Injury Attorney Can Help You
If you have been injured and believe another party is at fault, you may have a personal injury case. Here is how a Melbourne injury attorney can help you.
After an accident that results in an injury, there will be a lot of details to take care of. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may have medical bills, law enforcement reports, and other paperwork. You may also have questions like:
- When can I return to work?
- How long will my recovery take?
- Do I need a Melbourne injury attorney?
- Is someone else at fault for my accident?
Carr Law Firm, P.A. can represent you if you are the victim of a motor vehicle accident, premises liability, assault, battery, and other intentional or negligent acts that resulted in a personal injury. Here are three ways we can help:
As your Melbourne injury attorney, the attorneys at Carr Law Firm, P.A. will collect as much information as possible in order to determine fault in the accident and prove your case. Some of the evidence we will need is:
- Law enforcement reports
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Witness statements
- Photographs and video recordings from the incident
- Reports taken by the business, if applicable
Writing A Demand Letter
In a personal injury case, it is not unusual for the responsible party’s insurance provider to provide coverage for the accident that caused your injury. This is common in automobile accidents, dog bite injuries, slip and fall accidents, and more. In this situation, your Melbourne injury attorney will prepare a demand letter once all of the information has been collected.
This demand letter usually includes the following information:
- Why we believe that the insured party is responsible for your injuries
- The type of injuries you have sustained, as well as the severity
- Detailed record of income loss
- The medical treatment you received
- The cost of any medical treatment
- Your pain and suffering
Each of these items allows us to assess the damages and provide the insurance company with a demand for a lump sum settlement for your personal injury claim.
The Negotiations Process
If the responsible party’s insurance company does not agree with the lump sum amount stated in the demand letter, there will be a negotiation. As your Melbourne injury attorney, Carr Law Firm, P.A. will handle the settlement negotiations, and if the claim cannot be resolved in negotiations, the next step would be to initiate a lawsuit. If the thought of your personal injury case going to trial sounds intimidating, the good news is that the vast majority of these claims reach a settlement.
Carr Law Firm, P.A. is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we will come to you no matter where you are: a hospital, your home, or workplace. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fee arrangements for personal injury claims, so contact us today. We will bring experience and knowledgeable representation to your case.