If you are working with an attorney on a personal injury case, expect your attorney to take time to investigate your claims before going forward with your case. You should be prepared for your attorney to take at least a month to investigate your claims. If your case is extremely intricate, it may even take your lawyer longer to investigate your claims.
It Takes Time To Gather All The Information
Depending on why you are filing your personal injury lawsuit, your attorney is going to need to collect a wide variety of information. They are going to need to access to police reports, witness statements, insurance investigation reports and your medical records.
Accessing all of this information takes time. After your attorney puts in their request for this information, they have to wait for the organization they are requesting the information from. For example, your local police department may be able to provide them with the police report within 7 to 14 days, but it may take your insurance company up to six weeks to process their request.
After your attorney puts in the request for specific information, all they can do is wait for their request to be processed. They do not have control over how long it takes for their request to be processed. All they can do is be prompt with filing their requests and be patient while waiting for the information.
It Takes Time To Process All The Information
As your attorney gathers all the information they have requested, it will take them time to look over the information they received. They will have to cross-check the information they receive against the information given by the opposing counsel and make sure that all of the information makes sense.
They will have to read between the lines and make sure that none of the information presented in the documents they requests contradicts your claims or contain information that would prevent your case from going forward.
It Takes Time To Thoroughly Investigate
After receiving all of the initial information and processing all that information, your attorney may need to investigate further. Further investigation can run into the same issues that your attorney faced gathering the initial information-- your attorney is going to have to wait for their requests to be processed before they get to go over the information.
In order to give your case the best chance, your attorney is going to want to be thorough with their investigation. This is your attorney's best chance to get ahead of the defense, since they have started building a case before the defense even knows that a case is being built.
The more information and details your attorney, like those at McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C., has before filing a case will only benefit you in the long run. It takes time to run an investigation. However, a well-run investigation increases your chances of being awarded a settlement or winning your case in court.
My husband does much of our auto repair work himself. We do all that we can to save a dollar when we can, and doing the repair work saves us a small fortune each year. Unfortunately, all of the money that we have saved over the past 15 years has gone to pay the medical bills that we have accumulated during the last several months after a floor jack failed and dropped our car on top of my husband. A few days after the incident, I contacted an injury attorney. I have created a blog to help others that have been injured due to faulty products find some sort of resolution.