The legal process can often seem complicated or intimidating. At Rack Law Group we pride ourselves on making the process simple and understandable for you, our client. Generally, you can expect a personal injury claim to proceed as follows:
Client Signs with Rack Law Group
Hiring an attorney to represent you for a personal injury claim is generally the wisest first decision you can make in the wake of an accident, injury, or wrongful death. On average, injury victims that retain an attorney to represent them with their claim receive larger settlements. During your free consultation, we will review the facts of your case, evaluate those facts, answer your questions, inform you of your options, and explain how you can retain us to proceed with the filing of your personal injury claim. Retaining the Rack Law Group to represent you, fight for your rights, and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions is as simple as signing a fee agreement. Remember: We work on a contingency basis, so we don’t collect if you don’t collect!
Client Receives Medical Treatment
We understand that the most important part of your case is starting the healing process, obtaining the appropriate medical care, and getting you back to a full medical recovery. After sustaining a serious injury from a motor vehicle accident, one of the biggest concerns clients have is treating, while simultaneously watching their medical bills pile up. This is an even larger concern for those clients without health insurance. We know your concerns and can often work with your medical providers to treat you on a lien so that you do not incur costly up-font out-of-pocket medical expenses. Our philosophy is simple: “You focus on getting better. We’ll take care of the rest.”
Rack Law Group Investigates
As your dedicated advocates, we will use the tools and resources at our disposal to investigate every aspect of your case. Our goal is to vigorously and rapidly begin the investigative process and have the appropriate parties accept liability for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, our investigation may include sending an investigator to the accident scene to take photographs and collect witness statements, recovering vehicle “black box” data, consulting accident reconstruction experts or medical experts, obtaining video surveillance, or procuring police reports. Not only do we assess liability, but we also anticipate counter-arguments that the defense may present and develop a strategy to rebut those arguments.
Rack Law Group Obtains and Reviews All Medical Records & Bills
After you complete treatment with a medical provider, we will request and obtain the medical records and bills from each of those providers. We then thoroughly examine each of those documents page by page, word by word. Not only is this important for assessing the magnitude of a potential settlement based on your injuries, pain, and suffering, but it is also vital for the next critical step in the process: the demand letter.
Rack Law Group Sends Demand for Settlement
The demand letter is the central focus of your personal injury case. The demand outlines the pertinent facts of your case, establishes liability of the at-fault party, sets forth all injuries you have sustained as a result of the at-fault’s actions, details the medical treatments you underwent to recover from your injuries and the costs for those medical treatments, provides your loss of earnings due to your inability to work, and most importantly, it demands the settlement amount we are requesting from the responsible parties. When the demand amount is determined, a multitude of factors are taken into consideration. Most notably, the amount is based on the type and severity of your injuries, the related past, present, and future medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering. All negotiations of a settlement revolve around the details set forth in the demand. At the Rack Law Group, we understand this. That is why we spare no expense or time in analyzing the appropriate documents and drafting an extremely detailed and thorough demand.
Resolution: Settlement or Litigation
In most cases, after an extensive amount of negotiations, an insurance company will decide to cut their losses and settle a personal injury case out of court. When that occurs, the appropriate settlement documents and releases are signed, all expenses, medical providers, legal provides, and lien holders are paid, and you are issued a check for the remaining settlement amount. Our goal is to make sure that the responsible parties adequately compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering. If we do not feel that the responsible parties are adequately compensating you for your injuries, we will send your case to litigation. From discovery through trial, we will be your staunch advocates in the process, fighting for every dollar you are rightfully owed.