When you are in an accident, you are stressed and overwhelmed. You likely want to know what happens after you hire Kryder Law. When you call us, the wheels of your personal injury claim are immediately set into motion. Our legal team will embark on the first of many steps that will ultimately lead to your recovery of damages.
1. We Will Investigate Your Accident
The Kryder Law Group, LLC will launch a private investigation into the incident that caused your injury. This effort will include:
- Visiting the site of your accident to collect evidence.
- Obtaining the police accident report or facility accident report
- Gathering photos and videos
- Interviewing witnesses and recording their testimonies
- Collecting your medical records related to the injuries from your accident
- Getting wage statements from your employer
The length of your case is directly proportionate to the length and complexity of your medical treatment following the accident. The more medical procedures and treatment you received after your accident, the longer it will take to resolve your case.
First, it takes time for the medical treatment to be completed. Then, once the treatment is done, we need to send out requests for medical records to the providers. This process can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days. Hospitals tend to be the quickest to fulfill our request.
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2. We Will Identify the At-Fault Party and Establish Negligence
To establish that the at-fault party is liable for your damages, personal injury law requires that we prove they were negligent. We accomplish this vital step by gathering our evidence-supported arguments that fulfill the following criteria:
- Duty of Care: Prove that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care to behave in a way that kept you free from harm or danger.
- Breach of Duty: Prove that the at-fault party failed to fulfill this duty of care.
Causation: Prove that the defendant’s breach of duty caused the accident that caused your injury.
Damages: Prove that you suffered physical injury and incurred both economic and intangible damages as a result of this injury.
By meeting the above legal criteria, we will have built a sturdy framework for the defendant’s liability for your damages.
3. We Will Calculate Your Recoverable Damages
Using evidence we gather in our investigation of your accident, we will start to fill in the costs related to your medical expenses to date, as well as income you lost from missing work. We will also tap the expertise of respected professionals in the areas of medicine, economics, vocational therapy, and life care planning to determine how your injuries will affect you economically and otherwise in the future.
For noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, diminished quality of life and so on, we will apply standard formulas used in the legal industry to arrive at a recoverable value.
Finally, we will add all these numbers and calculate the total amount we will demand from the defendant’s insurance company.
4. We Will Negotiate With the Insurance Company
We will compose a demand letter that contains the damages you are seeking and send it to the defendant’s insurance company. Our goal is to send this demand letter within 90 days. At this point, the insurer will take some time to review our demand, typically anywhere from 30 to 90 days.
There is always the chance the insurance company will accept our demand and send a check, and that is the end of things. But this is unlikely. More likely, we will receive a low counteroffer. At this point, our lawyers will embark on an aggressive negotiation process. We fight to get the highest settlement possible.
Again, these timelines will vary from one case to the next, depending on the number and complexity of variables in your case.
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5. We Can File a Lawsuit on Your Behalf and Represent You in Civil Court
If the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement after our attempts to negotiate, we will file a lawsuit and take your claim to trial. We will be ready to litigate your case before a judge and jury. However, it is quite common for the defendant’s lawyers to propose a settlement before the trial even begins—usually after they see the quantity and compelling nature of the evidence you have, during discovery and pretrial proceedings.
In this case, our lawyers will negotiate with the defendant’s attorney to get you the settlement you deserve.
If we cannot meet on a reasonable ground with the defense’s lawyers, we will show up in court and fight to convince a jury that you deserve the compensation you are seeking.
- Fighting for your right to compensation in civil court
- Negotiating with the defendant’s attorneys if they decide they want to settle
Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC to Talk About Hiring Us for Your Case
If you have sustained an injury due to the negligence of another party, we can represent you in your quest for compensation. Knowing what happens after you hire Kryder Law, we hope you call us for a free case review: (312) 223-1700.