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What I Do For You

When you hire me to represent you Itake a number of specific steps in hopes of collecting all possible evidenceand the maximum amount of money from the insurance company.  These exact steps can vary depending on thetype of case – and the facts in that case. So, in most instances, here’s what I do for you:   Step #1: Gatherdocumentary evidence including police accident reports, medical records andbills;   Step #2: Analyze your insurance coverage to see whether you have insurance thatmay pay part or all of your medical bills while your claim is pending;   Step #3: Analyzeyour insurance coverages and suggest what, if any, coverages you shouldpurchase for future protection;   Step #4: Interviewknown witnesses;   Step #5: Collectother evidence, such as photographs of the accident scene;   Step #6: Analyze the legal issues, such as comparative negligence;   Step #7: Contactyour physicians, physical therapists and other medical providers includingexpert witnesses, or obtain written reports to fully understand and appreciate yourcondition;   Step #8: Analyzeyour health insurance policy or welfare benefit plan;   Step #9: Analyze the validity of any other liens in the case, including aworkers’ compensation lien;   Step #10: Contact the insurance company and defendants and put them on notice thata claim will be filed, in case they have not already received this notice;   Step #11: Decide whether an attempt will be made to settle the case with theinsurance company – or whether to file a lawsuit.   If we cannot settle your claim, then I will dothe following:   Step #1: File a lawsuit, draft discovery requests including requests forproduction of documents, written interrogatories to the parties, and requestsfor admissions;   Step #2: Give the defendant all the pertinent data for the claim such as medicalbills, medical records and loss of earning capacity;   Step #3: Go to court for any pretrial conferences;   Step #4: Prepare for trial and/or settlement before trial;   Step #5: Prepare you for depositions and/or trial;   Step #6: Prepare written questions and answers to take the deposition of thedefendant and other witnesses;   Step #7: Prepare the medical exhibits for trial;   Step #8: Prepare the demonstrative exhibits for trial;   Step #9: Prepare for mediation or arbitration in certain cases;   Step #10: File briefs and motions with the Court to eliminate surprises at trial;and   Step #11: Take the case to trial before a jury.