Hire a Trial Attorney

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If you have a personal injury from a car accident you need the help of an experienced lawyer. Call an attorney at Hollingsworth Kelly for a free consultation at 520-882-8080. Visit their website at www.hollingsworthlaw.com.

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Hire a Trial Attorney

  1. 1. Hire a Trial Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case
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  3. 3. A personal injury attorney, also known as a trial attorney, focuses his or her practice on helping clients injured because of the negligent or reckless conduct of others.
  4. 4. These litigators investigate injury claims anddetermine the parties responsible for theirclients injuries. A personal injury attorneyis paid a percentage of the final settlement or verdict.
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  6. 6. Insurance companies like to deal withinjured people not represented by an attorney.
  7. 7. Since most people only deal with apersonal injury claim once or twice in theirlifetimes, insurance adjusters possess a lot of leverage against these victims.
  8. 8. Insurance adjusters will typically make an offer to make a case go away, but anunrepresented claimant will never get a top dollar offer from the adjuster.
  9. 9. How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
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  11. 11. Claimants might wonder what a personalinjury attorney can do to strengthen their bargaining position.
  12. 12. Although each case is different, a trialattorney will typically take the following actions when accepting a new client.
  13. 13. 1. Investigate the Facts A personal injury attorney has tools and resources unknown to the general public. The lawyer may hire an investigator to track down witnesses or obtain asset checks on the defendants.
  14. 14. An experienced trial attorney will immediately focus on available insuranceand will send a letter to the negligent party or the insurer for the negligent party to verify insurance coverage.
  15. 15. 2. Determine the Clients InjuriesMost clients may not even truly understandtheir injuries. They will understand the pain and suffering. They will understand how their injuries affect their ability to work or just perform activities of daily living.
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  17. 17. An experienced personal injury attorney will speak with the clients medical providers to determine how long theclient may need to treat and when the clients injuries will fully heal.
  18. 18. 3. Attempt to Settle the Claim Litigation is expensive. Even filing a lawsuit requires a court filing fee and a fee to serve the opposing party with the civil complaint. An experienced trial attorney seeking to save his client time and money will make a good faith effort to settle her clients claim without a lawsuit.
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  20. 20. The insurance company will respond after reviewing the materials and make anoffer. Back and forth negotiations can takeweeks, months or even years, depending on the applicable statute of limitations.
  21. 21. 4. File Suit If a case cannot be resolved, the trial attorney will file a lawsuit on behalf of his client. The complaint will outline the various claims and describe the injuries sustained in the accident. The claimant is now called the plaintiff, and the party accused of negligently or recklessly injuring the plaintiff is called the defendant.
  22. 22. 5. Litigation Rules of civil procedure vary between the federal rules and the rules of different states, but typically the attorneys involved in a civil lawsuit will draft written questions called interrogatories and requests for production of documents.
  23. 23. 6. Mediation Some cases are settled with a series of phone calls, emails or letters, but a large percentage of cases are settled at mediation. Mediation is a formal settlement conference involving a neutral third person, called a mediator, who brings the sides together and tries to help them resolve the case.
  24. 24. 7. Prepare for Trial By fully investigating the accident, understanding the clients injuries, and thoroughly using the discovery process to obtain information from the opposing side, the attorney will be ready to protect his clients rights at trial.
  25. 25. Personal injury attorneys at Tucson law firm Hollingsworth Kelly areready to represent you if youve been injured in a car accident.
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  27. 27. Louis Hollingsworth, Michael Kelly, and the Hon. John F. Kelly - Ret., of Counsel are caring and compassionate personalinjury attorneys who fight for their clients.
  28. 28. Louis Hollingsworthhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/louis-hollingsworth/5/789/221
  29. 29. Contact them today for a FREEconsultation to learn how they can help you.
  30. 30. Michael F. Kellyhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-f-kelly/47/a96/393
  31. 31. Hon. John F. Kelly, Ret., of Counsel
  32. 32. Free Attorney Consultation Call 520-882-80803501 North Campbell, Ste 104 Tucson, AZ 85719-2032 www.hollingsworthlaw.com

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