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Steps in Handling a Personal Injury Case

Traffic accident cases

The first step is an in-depth interview with the attorney. The client comes to our office because they want monetary compensation for the damages that he or she incurred. The attorney has to assess three important issues. first item is liability. Determination of liability means deciding whose is at fault. Some accident facts are easier to determine and some require investigation before liability can be determined. For example, if you are at the stop in a red light  and someone rear-ends you, chances are that they are at fault. Some accident facts are much more complicated and require an experienced attorney to prove that the other driver was at fault. For example, if the other driver ran a red light and hit you, the attorney has to know how to locate and speak to witnesses, how to evaluate the light sequence at the intersection to show that indeed you had the green light. The set of facts can be even more complicated if more than two cars are involved.

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