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What does a personal injury lawyer really do for your case?

What does a personal injury lawyer really do for your case?

Personal injury attorneys research, build, and win cases to help their clients recover compensation for their injuries. But what does that really mean?

What does a personal injury lawyer do in a case?

A personal injury lawyer’s job is to gather facts, investigate accidents or injuries, and conduct interviews with those relevant to your case.

Your attorney’s goal is to familiarize themselves with the factors that both support and detract from your case.

Attorneys work through discovery to obtain information relevant to your case from the other side, such as the driver who caused your crash, for example.

Personal injury lawyers must be experienced, but also stay current with any changes to the laws pertaining to your case.

What do injury attorneys do after I file a claim?

After filing your injury claim, your attorney gathers evidence, witness testimony and documentation to prove your claim in court.

Attorneys must be able to anticipate arguments from the defense, and be able to counter those arguments in court.

In court, your attorney will present your case—bringing the appropriate motions, petitions and pleadings as necessary.

Why should I hire a personal injury lawyer?

The right attorney can be an invaluable asset when it comes to winning your case. Personal injury attorneys will:

  • Provide legal advice regarding your options, rights and potential liabilities.
  • Research the law that correctly applies to your injury and case.
  • Gather witness statements, documents, and other evidence needed to prove your case and seek damages.
  • Investigate your case to determine the facts, and use those facts in your favor.
  • Evaluate your case’s damages, calculating a fair value for your potential settlement.
  • Ascertain the correct court to file your case.
  • Analyze the issues regarding your case and apply the law to argue on your behalf.
  • Strategize with you on the best moves to make for your injury and case.
  • File the motions, pleadings and other court documents during your litigation.
  • Negotiate with the at-fault party, their lawyer, and any insurance companies involved.
  • Re-negotiate with insurance companies if your claim is denied.
  • Secure payment from the other party’s insurance company.

Hiring the right injury lawyer makes the process smoother and less complicated for the victim, as well as help you avoid low settlement offers.

What are the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer?

Whether your attorney settles your case or takes it to trial, having an experienced advocate on your side will simplify the entire process—and put the odds in your favor.

It’s a fact that people who choose to represent their own case receive lower payouts, on average, than those who hire an attorney.

Personal injury attorneys explain your rights, offer legal advice, negotiate on your behalf, and represent you in court in order to seek the highest possible payout.

Where can I find the right injury attorney?

Whether you’ve been in a car accident or you’ve suffered a slip and fall injury on the premises of a local business, you could be entitled to compensation.

Glacier Law Firm has years of experience helping our clients win the compensation they deserve to recover from their injuries.

If you need a hand getting your life back on track after an injury, we’re here to help.

For personal injury cases in Montana, Glacier Law Firm has been at the top of the industry in helping people and their families recover financially. Contact us now for a free case evaluation. Call us at (406) 298-6725 or drop by our office at 20 Four Mile Drive, Ste #4, Kalispell, Montana.


Hi I'm Wayne Olson, attorney at Glacier Law Firm. If you've been injured in an accident you've come to the right place. We're here to get you the compensation you deserve.

*The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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