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.
Discuss your unique case in a complimentary
consultation with our team of legal professionals.
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.
Retain Dedicated Legal Advocacy
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.