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Who Prepares my Personal Injury Case

Who prepares my personal injury case? This is a question you may be asking if you have hired a personal injury attorney to represent you in a personal injury case.

You were the innocent victim of an accident in which you suffered injuries and/or damages. The accident was caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another party, and you want to be compensated for your injuries and/or damages.

In order to be fairly and justly compensated for your injuries and/or damages, you need to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. You also come to understand that to win a personal injury lawsuit, you are going to need a personal injury attorney fighting for you.

You want to know


As you think about finding the right personal injury attorney to represent you, you would like to know who prepares your personal injury case. In other words, will the personal injury attorney that you hire actually be the one who prepares your personal injury case? Or, will your personal injury attorney give your case to an associate, a paralegal or another legal assistant who will actually be the one who prepares your case?

The answer to your question depends on the attorney who represents you. It may also be determined by how large the firm is that takes your case.

Should you decide to be represented by a large law firm, it may be a legal assistant or a case manager who prepares your case. However, these individuals will be preparing your case along side of an attorney who has been given your case.

Small firm


If you decide to let a small law firm handle your case, the chances are that an attorney will be the one who prepares your case. That attorney in all likelihood will be assisted in preparing your case by a certified paralegal or other legal professional.

There will be negotiations with the other party. These will probably be handled by your attorney and not a paralegal.

It may be that you decide to be represented by a personal injury attorney who practices alone, who does not have any associates or partners. If this is the case, your attorney will most likely be the one who prepares your personal injury case. Your attorney will probably be the one who negotiates with the other party and be the one who represents you in court if your case is not settled out of court.

Practicing alone


However, you should understand that even when an attorney is practicing alone, that attorney will probably have a legal assistant or paralegal who will assist in the preparation of your case. How much of the preparation will probably be determined by the caseload of the attorney.

No matter who prepares your personal injury case, if your case goes to court, it will be an attorney who represents you. This is due to the fact that only an attorney is allowed to represent you or give legal advice in court.

The issue of who prepares your case can be discussed when you contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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