Personal Injury Investigation Process

How Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorneys Gather Evidence

When you suffer a personal injury and make a claim for compensation, the opposing parties will conduct an investigation into your claim. The opposing parties in most personal injury claims are insurance companies. Insurance companies have highly trained investigators and adjusters whose job it is to minimize the settlement amount paid to you for your injuries.

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The Investigative Process

These investigators and adjusters will look into your claim in several different ways. They will investigate your accident report and collect information from other parties and other witnesses. Oftentimes, two opposing parties will have different versions of how an accident happened. When the insurance company is investigating, you will want to have legal representation so that your attorney can make sure the insurance company listens to your side of the story.

In a Brooklyn personal injury lawsuit, investigation of your claim may include a process called Examination Before Trial (EBT). An EBT is also known as a deposition, and it is a recorded statement that is used to gather information about a claim from one of the parties involved. Your personal injury attorney can require the other party to be examined in an EBT. Likewise, the insurance company can require you, the plaintiff, to sit for an EBT. If you are required to do an EBT, Belushin Law Firm will help to prepare you for the types of questions that will be asked and ensure that you are ready to give your statement.

Insurance companies will also investigate the claim by reviewing relevant records. These records may include a police report, insurance claim report, or your medical records. During the investigation, your personal injury attorney will make sure that the information requested by the insurance company is relevant to your injury, and the attorney will make sure your doctors provide the necessary documents. Lastly, an insurance company will investigate how the accident affected your life. Many accident victims have a tendency to say, “I’m fine,” when they really aren’t. An insurance company can use this type of statement against you, and this is why it is crucial that you hire an experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney.

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The attorneys at Belushin Law Firm will advocate for you, and fight to show that you experienced pain and suffering from your accident or injury. They will ensure that you are not taken advantage of in the investigation process and throughout the rest of the personal injury lawsuit process. Give our team of compassionate and experienced attorneys a call today for the representation that you deserve.

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