What happens next?
Four Steps After An Injury
Getting Back To Being Yourself
After an accident, people tend to not feel like themselves for a while. Side effects like new pains, headaches, and cognitive issues cause unwanted disruptions to regular daily life.
The first, and most important, step to feeling like yourself again is to see the right doctors and follow their treatment plan.
Figuring Out What Happened, Why, And Proving It
While my clients get the medical care they need, it's my job to figure out what happened, why it happened, and to gather as much evidence as possible to be able to prove that the other side is legally at fault.
In this stage I will gather all relevant photos and other evidence, conduct interviews with witnesses and investigators, talk with opposing parties and their representatives, and talk with potential expert witnesses whose testimony might be needed at a later stage.
Telling Your Story
After the first two phases, it's time to tell the story of what happened, and how it affected you. This includes economic ("dollar") and compensatory ("personal") damages.
"Dollar damages" are the losses we can add up like medical bills, lost wages, and potentially reduced ability to earn future income.
"Personal damages" are the things that have been taken but don't necessarily have a price tag, such as the day-to-day frustrations of living in constant pain, lost time with loved ones, and a loss of general enjoyment of day-to-day life.
Resolving The Case And Putting It Behind You
The final step is resolving your case. This can happen through settlement or through a jury verdict. This step is where we seek to give you the closure you deserve in order to start putting the injury behind you.