Nobody wants to be involved in an accident. They are upsetting surprises that can have a ripple effect on a person’s life for years to come. Many people don’t quite know what to do if they have been injured in an accident, and that can lead to costly mistakes if they say or do the wrong thing. If you have been injured in an accident in Philadelphia, you must immediately take steps to protect your rights by hiring an experienced injury attorney to represent you.
When you hire an attorney, they have several important functions that must be carried out to give you the best chance at winning a maximum settlement for your case. One of these is to mentally prepare you for the road ahead because injury cases can be marathons. This is best done through consistent communication, being responsive to questions when they pop up and being as proactive as possible when the situation warrants.
The amount of time it takes to settle your case will depend partly on how severely you are injured and how much a defendant’s attorney will want to pursue a defense against you. If millions of dollars are involved in a settlement, you can expect a long road ahead. Your attorney will need to gather as much evidence as possible, depose several people, engage medical, accident, and financial experts, and attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If all else fails, your attorney will need to take the aggressive step of going to trial.
At Master Weinstein and Moyer, our goal is to make sure our personal injury clients receive fair compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses. Contact us if you’ve been injured so we can start you on the road to recovery. We serve clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York communities.