Attorney Brad Holuta: The personal injury claim process begins the moment the accident happens. It’s important to have council on board immediately because critical pieces of evidence can be lost if they’re not immediately preserved.
These are things that are things such as accident footage, dash camera footage from the involved vehicles, video footage of a slip and fall scene, things of that sort all have to be preserved immediately or the evidence may be lost forever and will harm their case.
It’s also important for an injury lawyer to notify the at fault parties and their insurance companies of our involvement so that they cannot contact the client. We will protect the client in that regard and all communications will have to go through our office. They cannot contact the client directly.
That’s important because they need to focus on treating for their injuries and getting back on their feet and leave the legal part to us. We’ll also begin to document their injuries, obtain their medical records, reports from their doctors so that we can show the insurance companies what their injuries are and the impact they’ve had in their life.
We begin that process immediately and we’ll keep in touch with them throughout the process to make sure we know where they’re going for treatment, make sure the billing is handled appropriately and so that they can focus on getting better.
We will continue to keep in touch with the client throughout the case and we’ll work the case up to where we can try to get them a settlement or if we cannot settle the case because the insurance company is undervaluing the case or denying liability, we’ll immediately file a lawsuit and start that process.
So, they’ll be protected from day one but it’s important that they retain council quickly.
If they have any questions, they can call any of our offices or reach us through marcusandmack.com.