Do you really know what a personal injury attorney does? Hi, I'm attorney Wil Alexander, an injury attorney right here in South Carolina.
A lot of people ask me, Wil, I know you're an attorney - I know you work personal injury cases, but what do you really do? Well, a personal injury lawyer from the start of your case really starts to build what we call liability. They want to figure out who's at fault for your claim. A personal injury attorney also is going to build any evidence that they can find. Let's say you're in a car wreck, a typical case that I handle. We're going to try to find out from the accident report who's at fault, who can we hold responsible for your injuries?
The next thing we'll do is find these what I call buckets of money, but really what we're talking about is insurance coverage that may apply. Now, that may be that party that injured you or that may be your insurance. There’re all sorts of different insurance coverages out there that can help you, that a personal injury attorney will help find. We always do that in your claim to see what insurance coverage may be available for you.
The next thing we're going to do is we're going to communicate with the insurance company. We're going to basically let the insurance company know that we represent you and really be the face of all the communication with the insurance company - to just take that off your plate. Next, what we're going to do is get your medical records, billing really build your case and really figure out what are the extent of your injuries. We're going to talk to your doctors, I'm going to talk to your nurses, and anyone involved in in your treatment. We're going to talk with you and really figure out what's going on with your injuries and how can we build your case.
And then once we take that information, we get that packaged together - A demand package is what we call it - and we're going to send that out to the insurance company. We're going to make sure the insurance company treats you fairly.
And if the insurance company doesn't treat you fairly, what a personal injury attorney does is they file a lawsuit. We're going to file a lawsuit. We're going to go through the litigation process and we're going to make sure that you're treated fairly and that you get what you deserve to get your life back on track after an injury.
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